Video Programs


The Web Video Biennial, it's a platform for video art posted on internet and it's goal is to present video art projects on a single space.
In 1967, the Portapack Soni becomes commercially available to the public; a video camera handy and portable recording with instant playback. It was a revolution in picture taking among artists. A new art form called "Video Art", came at a time of intense cultural upheaval, an era characterized by native anti-war protests, shocking political assassinations, the liberation movements among black Americans, native Americans, women and gays. Television sets have become almost ubiquitous in homes, and the first telecommunications satellites brought live images from around the world in people's homes. At its inception, the Video Art explores the artist's body, the complexity of the mind, promoted by gender inequalities and political bias. The accessibility of new cameras and the ease of dissemination of knowledge through television video made ​​the perfect medium for an art form that addressed the concerns of a changing society.
Video art can not be classified among the traditional arts, associating, more appropriately, the temporal arts of music, theater, performance and dance. Influenced by these forms based on time and expression, video art embraces all significant artistic movements of recent years - conceptual, abstract, minimal, performance, pop art, digital art and photography - and yet departs from the historical categories of art a new technological field. Today, many video artists are interested in how technology can manipulate how time is experienced through the moving image, breaking the barriers between the expressions of the past, present and future events.
If the TV was a form of release of the video in the years 60-70, at present the ultimate form of dissemination of this form of expression is undoubtedly the internet. Platforms like youtube and vimeo offer artists an affordable dissemination of their work form, facilitating its dissemination by artistic communities.
With this project, we intend to present a set of available videos online that, along with some reference names in the history of video art, presents an overview of what is video art and the various forms it takes.

More info (from MOMA) http://www.moma.org/collection/theme.php?theme_id=10215

Video art is a medium that can either accent other forms of art or stand by itself in installations at galleries. The designs use video presentations that can be combined with audio if that artist so desires. Although the concept of video art generally takes a similar form as television presentations or experimental film making, it is considered a distinct art form more aligned with painting and photography.