VideoVortex – Registration
26 September - 28 September
VideoVortex, an artistic network that deals with the aesthetics and politics of online video, will gather again, this time in Malta, for a two-day conference in late September. This year, a conference and exhibition are focusing particularly on bringing new research, theory and critiques of online video – in addition to questions around its integration with social media – to Malta.
How to Register for the Conference:
Registration for the conference is open for the public free of charge upon timely registration. Furthermore, there will be a separate registration form for the screenings that form part of this conference.
Date and Time:
Thursday, 26 September, 2019, 5pm
Friday, 27 September, 2019, 9am
Saturday, 28 September, 2019, 9am
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv
Dates: Friday 6th September – Sunday 3rd November 2019
Venue: Space A and C, Spazju Kreattiv
Andreas Treske (Department of Communication and Design, Bilkent University, Ankara)
Toni Sant, Justin Galea, Daniel Azzopardi (Spazju Kreattiv, Malta)
Matthew Galea & Adnan Hadzi (Department of Digital Arts, University of Malta)
Barbara Dubbeldam & Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam)
Background of VideoVortex
VideoVortex is a network of video makers, geeks, activists, artists and researchers that are concerned with the politics and aesthetics of online video. The initiative was established in 2007 by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. Video technology has radically altered the way in which we produce, consume and circulate images, influencing the aesthetics and possibilities of moving image cultures, as well as yielding a rich body of scholarship across various disciplines.
Given its ease of access and use, the video has historically been aligned with media activism and collaborative work. Now, however, with video’s prevalence across social media and the web, its dominance of the internet of things, the role of the camera in both the maintenance and breaking down of networks, in addition to the increasing capacity of digital video to simulate that which has not occurred – we require novel theories and research. That is to say that rapidly changing technological formats implicate the urgent need to engage with practices of archiving and curation, modes of collaboration & political mobilisation, as well as fresh comprehensions of the subject-spectator, actors & networks constituted by contemporary video and digital cultures.
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