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Equator Worldwide Video Festival 16 NL 1998 Opt

Equator Worldwide Video Festival 16 NL 1998 Opt

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Preface
Atthedoseofthezothcenturyweseethedefinitebreakthroughofthemovingimageinsociety.Internetconnections,televisionandvideotapesgreatlyinfluencethewaypeoplethinkandwhattheythink.Ineducationalsotheelectronicimagebecomesmoreandmoreimportant.Imageanalysisisaskillthatbecomesincreasinglyvaluablenowadays.Thevisionofartistspresentsuswithacertainoutlookonlife.
It
istheirperception,notalwaysthemostaccessibleone,whichformsthecoreoftheWorldWideVideoFestival.Itistheidiosyncraticviewofartists,heedlessofcommonopinion,thatdeterminesthecontentandlookofthisfestival.Againstthetrendsofconformityandspecializationmediaartisdevelopinginaninterdisciplinaryway.Visualartistsjoinforceswithmusicians.choreographersandcomposers,tonamebutafew,andarejustasmuchateaseinamuseumasonastageorincyberspace.Nowadays.ifyouwanttokeepintouchwithwhat'sgoingoninart,youcansurftheWeblookingforasyetsporadicartworks,visitmuseums,gotothe'theatre'andbuyvideotapesand
CD·ROMS.
Intheseventiesandeightiessomeartistswerestillponderingpublishinglimited,numberededitionsofvideotapes.Nowyoucansimplybuyacopyofatapeor
CD'ROM
intheshops.Afterall,theartisticqualityofaworkdoesn'tchangewhentherearemanycopiesofitaround.Itsuniquenessliesintheforceoftheartwork,and,insomecases,alsointheenvironmentwheretheworkisexhibited.Imagesize.framing.volumelevel.serenity,silence.time,environment.isolation:allelementswhichareessentialtothepresentationofmediaart.Theonehundredselectedworksinthe16thWorldWideVideoFestivalarepresentedwiththesethoughtsinmind.Onthefollowingpagesyouwillfindanaccountofourchoiceanddescrip-tionsandimagesoftheindividualvideotapes,
CD-ROMS,
installations.performancesandwebsites.Anumberofartistshavebeeninterviewed,allowingusadeeperinsightintotheirwork.Duringthefestivalitselfartistswillbepresenttointroducetheirwork.anddiscussionswilltakeplaceto
 
furtherexplorethebackgroundandideasofagenerationofartistswhoapplythedynamicsandversatilityofelectronicimagesandsounds.Fortunately,theseartisticexpressionsarenolongerlimitedtohighlyindustrializedcountries.Inanevergrowingnumberofplacesallovertheworldproductionsaremade,allowingthediscoursetotakeplaceonagloballevel.TomvanVlietDirector

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