Initiative for spreading and preserving video art in conjunction with the exhibition RECORD > AGAIN! 40jahrevideokunst.de Teil 2

2006-2010. RECORD > AGAIN! is the follow-up project to 40jahrevideokunst.de – Teil 1. The institutions involved are the ZKM Medienmuseum, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, the Kunsthaus Dresden – Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, and the Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst Oldenburg. The focus is on the early years of German video art. Because numerous works have not been shown for more than twenty-five years, older equipment has disappeared, and the videos were mostly unloadable, the works—totaling over twenty-five hours running time—were digitized at the Labor für antiquierte Videosysteme at the ZKM. Accompanying the exhibition is a publication with DVD as well as a DVD study edition with more than fifty video works from the last forty years.