Infermental 10 (1991)

Logo der Video-Zeitschrift »Infermental«

Osnabrück / Skopje, Germany / Yugoslavia, 1991
51 contributions, 16 countries, 6 hours

Editors: Heiko Daxl / Evgenija Dimitrieva
Supervisor: Keiko Sei

Infermental tries to remove walls,
to pass over thresholds,
to combine the heterogeneousness with the own
and shows
HERE as BETWEEN the THERE,
is media (bridge) BETWEEN HERE and THERE,
shows HERE and THERE the BETWEEN...

 

Content

  1. People / Sites / Times

  2. Navigate!

  3. Breathe In - Breathe Out

  4. Please Insert Card

  5. Icons

  6. Sound So

Artist

Title

Country

Year

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People / Sites / Times

Showing the own flag. The reclamation of space and time by personal statement. To develop in opposition to the "official" sight of the media the own rhythm and angle. To aim at the supposed minor matters. To locate a viewpoint. To reconstruct the whole from detail. To map out one's territory and time.

Abjanic, Dragan

Apokatastatis

YU

1991

03:24

Arnio, Pentti /
Rüüt, Liru <Pohsola, Ilppo>

Slaves

RUS <FIN>

1990

03:15

Beban, Breda /
Horvatic, Hvorje

Geography

YU

1989

10:05

Garrin, Paul

Home(less) Is Where the Revolution Is

USA

1990

03:17

Grzinic, Marina /
Smid, Aina

Bilocation

YU

1990

11:35

Llurex

Alles wandelt sich

D

1990

07:26

Suleiman, Elia /
Salloum, Jayce

Introduction to the End of an Argument (excerpt)

USA

1990

11:32

Vaara, Roi /
Koskola, Seppo

This Kind of People (excerpt)

SF

1983-89

03:02

Artist

Title

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Year

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Navigate!

When we have passed through the old spaces time has come to keep on working on the building of development and to pass the thresholds to new spaces. These new spaces are still connected to the old parallel ones even when we lost the keys of their doors. The new can only be build on the foundation of the old (experience, knowledge, morality) to find it's destination. That is, where our civilisation comes from, the source of greatness and mistakes, intelligence and fatal errors, humanity and cruelty.

We have to understand the ground-plan to find our way in the jungle of more and more enlarged and complicated structures, to come to that decision, which really opens new spaces. We have to be aware of the fact that the passing of one threshold implies the passing of following thresholds, that can show the way to well-being and progress or describe the path to catastrophe. We always have to be conscious about our steps.

You are Your Navigator !
(I. Wiga Schrammps)

Batsry, Irit

Leaving the Old Ruin (excerpt)

USA

1989

07:15

de Nooijer, Paul /
de Nooijer, Menno

Nobody Had Informed Me

NL

1989

10:50

Dragan, Nusa

Lihnida

YU

1989

06:56

Liberovskaya, Katharina

Frozen Ink

CDN/F

1989

11:48

Raskin (Pape & Coerper)

Rauchnächte

F/D

1990

10:26

Saup, Michael

I 8843 Paradays

D

1989

06:54

Artist

Title

Country

Year

Duration

 

Breathe In - Breathe Out

The artist's perception of himself using the machine as a mirror. The I becomes identical to the medium and the body and the soul of the artist becomes a demonstrative object. The thoughts circle around recognition and embodiment. Who am I and where is my place in this world? The artist breathes in the past and breathes out the future.

Arnold, Skip

Breathing

USA

1989

01:17

Hakola, Marikki

Stilleben – Milena’s Journey

SF

1989

05:04

Hogg, Kevin Bruce

Window Figure

CDN

1990

03:20

Karawahn, Kain

Das Videorakel

D

1989

07:24

Müller, Matthias

Aus der Ferne – The Memo Book

D

1989

08:35

Pierce, Leighton

If With Those Eyes And Ears

USA

1989

06:55

Priolo, Beate

Studies

USA

1990

05:31

Sook, Park Hee

Sonnenseuche

F

1989

08:05

Welsh, Jeremy

Waterboy

GB

1990

08:01

Artist

Title

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Year

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Please Insert Card

The evolution of the man-kind and the spreading of knowledge was a continuous sequence of abstractions: from cave-paintings to picture-writing, from phonetic syllabic writing to the alphabet and the digital code of present time.

This was followed by a more and more ongoing separation of life into specialized fields, which revealed a disunderstanding by the public. Through the increasing of trade, traffic and exchange a constant rise of parallel codes, languages and alphabets appeared.

Our everyday-world looks like a new Babylon. This dilemma can not be solved by existent languages. The year 2000 was always our synonym for the future, in less than ten years we will reach it, but how looks our vision about future?
New codes, new symbols have to be invented. The world, life and human society should be touched in new ways to make it understandable again and open for everyone.

Arnold, Martin

Piece Touchee

A

1989

15:53

Bjørgeengen, Kjell

Images from Video Road

N

1990

04:47

Callas, Peter

Neo Geo: An American Purchase (excerpt)

AUS/USA

1989

07:56

Daxl, Heiko

Welcome To H. K.

HK

1990

11:04

Dibble, Teddy

It’s all in the Timing

USA

1990

01:57

Fairfield, Paula

Live Wires

CDN

1990

07:34

Gassinger, Ilse

Ha!

A

1990

00:18

Kiss, Laszlo

Tales

H

1989

04:19

Artist

Title

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Year

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Icons

In all aspects of life and experience, our desires and intentions, images have superseded reality and have destroyed traditional distinctions and opposites. The image is everywhere, in our expectations, our ethics, in propaganda and advertising, where differences between real and unreal are vanishing and illusions replace ideals.

Arnold, Martin

Piece Touchee

A

1989

15:53

Bjørgeengen, Kjell

Images from Video Road

N

1990

04:47

Callas, Peter

Neo Geo: An American Purchase (excerpt)

AUS/USA

1989

07:56

Daxl, Heiko

Welcome To H. K.

HK

1990

11:04

Dibble, Teddy

It’s all in the Timing

USA

1990

01:57

Fairfield, Paula

Live Wires

CDN

1990

07:34

Gassinger, Ilse

Ha!

A

1990

00:18

Kiss, Laszlo

Tales

H

1989

04:19

Artist

Title

Country

Year

Duration

 

Sound so

Videosound sounds so and so. In his essay "Film as pure form" (1929) Theo von Doesburg regarded the film as a vehicle of "optical poetry, dynamical architecture of light", as a tool "to create a mobile ornament". The film, he continues, will achieve Bachs Dream "to find an optical equivalent to the temporal structure of musical forms."

Signal becomes sound. Image becomes sound. Sound becomes image. The eye hears "an art that should look like music sounds".
(John Whitney)

Antoni, Birgit

Japanisch für Anfänger

D

1990

06:45

Blume, Claus

Kniespiel III

D

1990

03:16

Doering, Christoph

Mattscheibe

D

1990

03:45

Drechsler, Ralf

Zuckerhut

D

1990

02:53

Fontanilles, Enrique

Beam

CH

1989

04:24

Goff, John

Radio Image

GB

1989

04:29

Hegedüs, Agnes

And Grind Hard Stone to Meel

NL

1989

06:01

Lesnik, Jouri

Musique

SU

1990

01:21

Matrix Mind

The Image of the Disease

SF

1989

02:59

Sandusky, Sharon

C’Mon Babe

USA

1989

10:57

Schreiner, Volker

Wipe Board

D

1990

02:57

Voidanovski, Vencislav / Stojanoski, Stojan

Travelling

YU

1990

03:43