Initiative for spreading and preserving video art, in conjunction with the exhibition – Teil 1. Digitales Erbe: Videokunst in Deutschland von 1963 bis heute

2004-2006. The initiative aims at saving, caring for, and spreading video art. Five museums are involved: the ZKM Karlsruhe, the K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf, the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Lenbachhaus Munich, and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. In 2004, a jury compiles an exemplary selection of contemporary works as well as fifty-nine historical videotapes from 1963 through to the present day, which are then exhibited at the five participating museums as an archive in 2006. Each museum additionally sets its own focus for complementing and contextualizing the videotapes. A catalogue is published that provides excerpts on DVD-ROM, along with a DVD study edition with all the works in full.