Panel: Video – Then, Now and Then
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018, 10:30 – 12:00
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Dieter Daniels
Orit Halpern
Claus Pias
Marie-France Rafael

The year artists started working with video can be dated precisely: 1965. Today, video long counts as a canonic medium. But what do the history of this artistic medium, its present, and especially its future possibilities look like?

Dieter Daniels is Professor of Art History and Media Theory at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig since 1993. From 2017 to 2019, he is fellow at the Gutenberg Research College (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz /Mainz Academy of Arts) working on a Transdisciplinary Video Theory Reader.

Orit Halpern is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montréal. Her work bridges the histories of science, computing, and cybernetics with design and art practice.

Claus Pias is Professor for the “History and Epistemology of Media” at the Institute of Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, as well as the director of the DFG-funded Institute for Advanced study “Media Cultures of Computer Simulation” (MECS) and the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC).

Moderated by Marie-France Rafael. Holding a phd in art history, she is currently a researcher at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, in the area of Spatial Strategies. She also teaches regularly at the University of Fine Arts Münster. In 2017, she published the monograph Reisen ins Imaginativ. Künstlerische Displays und Situationen at Walther König, Cologne.