Video Matters 24.09.2015 - 25.09.2015

A Conference by the research project Video Archive


As part of the research project “Video Archive” – funded by the
Volkswagen Foundation – the Ludwig Forum Aachen will host the
conference “Video Matters” on September 24 and 25, 2015. The “Video
Archive” project is devoted to the scholarly reappraisal and
presentation of the Ludwig Forum’s historical video collection.
Together with colleagues from Europe and the USA, we would like to
open up an interdisciplinary round of discussions and compare
experiences about the specific requirements for archiving, preserving,
collecting and presenting time-based media in the course of
technological obsolescence and technical developments. In addition,
the Ludwig Forum will host “Archiving Media Art: Politics and
Strategies”, the 4th public round table of GAMA (The Gateway to
Archives of Media Art), an international knowledge and project sharing
group on media archiving.

Please find the conference schedule below.


Admission to the event is free. Please register at


Conference language is English.


Venue: Space, Ludwig Forum for International Art


Jülicher Straße 97–109

D–52070 Aachen


Curators: Dr. Brigitte Franzen, Jenny Dirksen, Lou Jonas, Miriam
Lowack, Anna Sophia Schultz


Conference Program:


Thursday, 24.09.2015


9.30 am - Welcome, Brigitte Franzen

9.45 am - Introduction, Miriam Lowack and Lou Jonas

10.30 am - Keynote Lecture, Jon Ippolito, Prof. of New Media,
University of Maine

11.00 am - Coffee Break


- The Archive -


Moderator: Kati T. Kivinen, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki


11.20 am - Christoph Blase, Video Conservator, Karlsruhe

11.40 pm - Lori Zippay, Executive Director, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

12.00 pm - Gaby Wijers, Director, LIMA, Amsterdam

12.20 pm - Johannes Gfeller, Prof. of New Media Conservation and
Digital Information, State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart

12.40 pm - Break

2.00 pm – Debate


- The Collection -


Moderator: Alice Koegel. Curator, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart


3.20 pm - Kathrin Becker, Curator and Director of Video-Forum, N.B.K., Berlin

3.40 pm - Renate Buschmann, Director, imai, Düsseldorf

4.00 pm - Coffee Break

4.20 pm - Sofie Ruysseveldt, Collection Manager, ARGOS, Brussels

4.40 pm - François Michaud, Curator and Head of the Video Art
Collection Conservation, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

5.00 - 6.20 pm: Debate




8.00 pm - Get-together

9.00 pm - Screening of “The Ugly One” by Eric Baudelaire



Friday, 25.09.2015



9.00 am – Introduction, Jenny Dirksen


- The Exhibition –


Moderator: Ursula Frohne, Prof. of Art History, University of Cologne


9.20 am - Keynote Lecture, Barbara London, Founder of the video
collection at MoMA, New York

9.50 am - Eric de Bruyn, Prof. of Film and Photographic Studies,
University Leiden

10.10 am - Greg de Cuir Jr., Selector/Curator for Alternative
Film/Video Festival, Belgrade

10.30 pm - Coffee Break

11.00 pm - Keynote Lecture, Bettina Knaup, Independent Curator, Berlin

11.30 pm - Artist Talk: Deimantas Narcevicius / N.N.

12.00 pm - Debate

1.20 pm - Break


2.20 - 3.50 pm - GAMA round table on Archiving Media Art, organized by
Gaby Wijers (LIMA)


Moderator: Andreas Spiegl, Lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

With: Dieter Daniels (Prof., Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig), Gaby
Wijers, Jon Ippolito and Ursula Frohne


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