Founding of Videographie

The public radio-television station of the French Community of Belgium (RTBF) founds “Videographie,” the first European broadcast to focus exclusively on video art. In 1979, “Videographie” also opens its studio to media artists, becoming one of the major production centers in Belgium. The broadcast funds projects including performances by Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic and Ulay, an intervention by Fred Forest, videotapes by Antoni Muntadas, Barbara and Michael Leisgen, and others. The program ends in 1986. In 2003, it becomes Videographies, an International Video Art Association based in Liège that promotes both historical and current productions in media art.