Infermental 7 (1988)

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Buffalo, USA, 1988
58 contributions, 17 countries, 5 hours

Editors: Chris Hill / Tony Conrad / Peter Weibel
Supervisor: Rotraut Pape

As an internationally solicited project, Infermental affords its editors the opportunity to review at one time an unusually broad range of work. As a juror encountering such a field, I found myself caught up with issues concerning the tapes’ various modes of address. I was curious as to whether we would find a broad menu of video “dialects” or rather be impressed by some predictable and legible gestures, suggesting perhaps a widespread engagement with a particular art discourse or a desire for visibility to a specific audience. Perhaps modes of address is presently an American cultural preoccupation, with the clamor of many markets aggressively demanding our attentions within our commodity-driven lives. But more and more it seems that video artists do have the gamble the inspiration, production and reception of their work in a field that demands their weighing of the resources (tools and audiences) offered by a confidently established television industry against a less centralized art and / or alternative cultural or infoemotional scene.
(Chris Hill)

 

Content

  1. Public Images

  2. De-Colonized Media

  3. Sexuality or Gender

  4. Epidemics

  5. Image Dialects

Artist

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Year

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Year

Duration

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Year

Duration

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Title

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Year

Duration

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Title

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Year

Duration

 

Public Images

Anding, Volker

Kelvin

D

1987

04:53

Buescher, Michaela

Flirting TV

D

1987

05:19

Callas, Peter

Kinema no yoru (excerpt)

AUS

1986

02:38

Coerper, Paul

Die FFF Show (excerpt)

D

1986

04:52

Conrad, Tony

Ipso Facto

USA

1986

04:47

Danielson, Rob

Opposite Effects

USA

1987

04:44

Foreman, Richard /
Harper, Jessica

Top of the Pop

USA

1987

03:36

Hornbacher, Sara

Anti-scenes in Panama

USA

1986

03:24

Levonen, Juha

Cocktails

SF

1986

04:04

Pürrer, Ursula /
Scheirl, Angela Hans

Im Original farbig

A

1986

04:50

Taczanowski, Hubert /
Ciesielski, Tadeusz

Kult

PL

1986

02:33

Vrana, Petr

Medienpornesie

D

1987

05:06

Weibel, Peter /
Jesionka, Henry

Logo Culture

USA

1986

05:06

Wiedemann, Carl

Illiteracy (excerpt)

USA

1986

01:10

 

De-Colonized Media

Downey, Juan

La Madrepatria

USA

1987

07:30

Geller, Mitch

P-372-87-ADC-24637

USA

1987

05:19

Grupo Chaski

Miss Universe in Peru (excerpt)

PE

1985

04:19

Jochananov, Boris

Africa as Gargarin (excerpt)

SU

1987

02:54

Leiberg, Helge

Ferne Gegenden (excerpt)

DDR

1984

02:35

Olhar Eletronico

Varela in Xingu (excerpt)

BRA

1985

05:10

Rabotnik TV

Selections from Programming (excerpt)

NL

1987

02:24

Ranucci, Karen

Cross Section One Afternoon
of Mexican TV (excerpt)

USA

1985

03:23

Teatr & Teatr

Nightmare in a Moscow Apartment
(excerpt)

SU

1987

03:22

Truly, Ruby

… and the Word Was God (excerpt)

CDN

1987

04:50

Usha, Shawn / Sherl, Illana

Brasil – External Debt

USA

1987

07:02

Zando, Julie

Hey Bud (excerpt)

USA

1987

08:53

 

Sexuality or Gender

Ahwesh, Margaret

I Ride a Pony Named Flame

USA

1987

04:40

Day, Dennis

Oh, Nothing

CDN

1987

11:06

Hein, Wilhelm /
Hein, Birgit

Kali-Film (excerpt)

D

1987

04:47

Heurich, Armin

Last Rites

USA

1987

02:20

Idemitsu, Mako

Yoji, What’s Wrong with You? (excerpt)

J

1987

10:01

Levine, Paula

Mirror, Mirror

USA

1987

02:47

Lopez, Susannah /
Potter, Janet

Making the Breaks (excerpt)

GB

1987

05:14

Minahan, Daniel

Aesthetics and/or Transportation (excerpt)

USA

1987

04:49

Nandori, Jozsef

Magömlés

H

1987

02:54

Sharits, Paul

Rapture (excerpt)

USA

1986

05:87

Wilson, Emjay

Values in a Near Perfect World (excerpt)

USA

1987

02:06

 

Epidemics

Downtown Community
Television

Hard Metal’s Disease Follow-up (excerpt)

USA

1987

11:11

Frez, Ilja

Kalininprospekt Videowall (excerpt)

SU

1987

01:51

Gehrisch, Rainer

8.9./9.9.87 Trave / Lübecker Hafen,
Greenpeace gegen Atommülltransporter Sigyn
(excerpt)

D

1987

02:21

Hershman, Lynn

Jim Jones (excerpt)

USA

1987

04:31

Hill, Gary

Mediations

USA

1979-86

04:19

Klepsch, Axel

Augen zu

D

1986

08:25

Meyer, Alex

I Love New York / Irradiated Produce

USA

1987

01:22

Neuwirth, Manfred

Experten

A

1986

01:40

Oursler, Tony

Sucker (excerpt)

USA

1986

05:09

Testing the Limits Collective
(Bordowitz, Greg /
Elgear, Sandra /
Hutt, Robyn / Kipnis, Hilery)

Testing the Limits

USA

1987

06:31

Wilcox, Mark

Celebrities

GB

1985

12:36

 

Image Dialects

City Group

Valvegrind

NZ

1985-86

03:57

Frigo

Les Cochons Roses (excerpt)

F

1987

05:38

Gramming, Walter

Groszgen

D

1987

12:16

Gusella, Ernest

The Red Star (excerpt)

USA

1986

03:10

Hahnemann, Karl-Heinz

Kaspar Hauser Stirb (excerpt)

DDR

1987

05:01

Lister, Ardele

Zoe’s Car

USA

1987

06:38

Smith, David /
Murray, Lee

Continuous Entertainment (excerpt)

USA

1986

04:35

Vasulka, Steina

Lilith (excerpt)

USA

1987

05:03

Vasulka, Woody

The Art of Memory (excerpt)

USA

1987

06:09

Würzer, Hermann

Flim

A

1985

05:27