Videokunstarkivet (Video Art Archive)

5 pm
Building no. 2
Event type
Thursday Events
Videokunstarkivet is a pilot project initiated by the Norwegian Art Council in 2011. The archive is developed by PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art) in the years 2012-2015.

The project consists of several elements:

- Mapping and collection of all the video / film / media art that is produced in Norway since the mid-1960s.

- Development of a solid database tool, built on open technology standards (open source).

- Digitization of older physical formats to uncompressed digital files.- Archiving old cassettes and playback equipment.

- Research and solid foundation in academic environments.- Communication with both professionals and the public.

The project will satisfy artistic, archival, practical and technical requirements and will follow international and open standards.

Videokunstarkivet is run by a resource group consisting of five persons. The project manager is Per Platou, who is an artist and a curator. This Thursday he will talk about the work of the archive, and the challenges that come with such an ambitious project. Some examples of early Norwegian video art will be shown. 

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