DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK
Themstrupvej 36, DK-4690 Haslev Denmark
The history and development of THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK
up to 2012
Information about and distribution of Danish video art
In 1968 Torben Soeborg established video workshop/HASLEV
- the very first video workshop in Denmark - in connection with Haslev College of
Education, Haslev, Denmark. The workshop served the college but also organised video
courses for groups of people outside the college. The workshop gradually became involved
in video art, running courses for artists and organised in 1982 the very first Danish
Video Art Symposium in Copenhagen.
|In 1984 video
"Katalog over dansk videokunst / Catalogue of Danish Video Art"
with support from the Danish Ministry of Culture.
As a follow up the workshop established THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK as a non-profit agncy for promotion and distribution of Danish video art outside Denmark.
The DATA BANK has distributed
Compilations of Danish Independent Video Art for screenings in the following countries:
In 1996 video workshop/HASLEV and the DATA BANK were separated and the DATA BANK continued its work as an independent non-profit agency. From around the same time the DATA BANK started to publish a website - a GLOBAL CALENDAR - with information about video and media festivals, exhibitions, screenings and related activities all over the world. This website contained information about more than 4.000 activities.
March 1, 2006 the DATA BANK had to close this GLOBAL CALENDAR because of lack of resources to keep it updated.
As partner in the European project "les Cent Lieux (The 100 Places) THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK tried to arrange regular screenings of Danish and foreign video art in Denmark, for example through a project called "Video of the Month". By now "les Cent Lieux" project has stopped.
In the spring 2000 the DATA BANK became partner of EDMN /European Digital Media Network, which does not exist anymore.
At the end of 2004 the DATA BANK stopped its distribution activity but continued its information acitivy through the web site Archives of Independent Danish Video Art
Archives of Independent Danish Video Art
The old printed version of "Katalog over dansk videokunst /Catalogue of Danish Video Art" from 1984 is now both outdated and out of print.
To replace this THE DANISH VIDEO
ART DATA BANK created an online virtual
The web site collected information of independent Danish video art works and Danish artists working with video. By independent means that these artists are not associated with a commercial gallery. In this respect the Archives was non-inclusive concerning Danish artists working with video art.
At the web site you could get information about Danish artists working with video and information about their video art works ("List of Artists"), usually with a short video trailer. You could also get information based on the titles of the video art works (List of Titles). We pubished this information free of charges for the Danish artists.
Video Art Preservation
The DATA BANK has also been concerned about restoration and preservation of the old video art works and created a website about this: Immaterial Variable Media Art / Video Art Preservation: Studies and Suggestions - [Preservation]
These studies and suggesstions were
carried out and put forward between 2002 and 2004, and the
In agreement with THE NETHERLANDS MEDIA ART
INSTITUTE - Montevideo/TimeBased Art the updating of the website was stopped by November 2004.
Historical importance of video workshop/HASLEV and
THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK
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Newsletters: 1979-2005: Video Monitor - Dansk Video Tidsskrift - monitor - VIDEO ART\e-monitor
By Febuary 2005 the DATA BANK stopped publihsing the newsletter VIDEO ART\e-monitor. The idea with a newsletter started when we had to stop publishing Dansk Video Tidsskrft / DVT [the Danish Video Magazine] - a joint venture between video workshop/HASLEV and the Danish Film Institute Video Workshop in Haderslev
Both workshops had at the same time
in 1979 got the idea to publish a magazine about video and after the first two numbers we
joined the efforts in DVT.
With the special February number of VIDEO ART\e-monitor 30 [February 8, 2005] we had published 30 numbers between February 2000 and February 2005.
From then on the newsletter werel be replaced/superseded by the newsletter Monitoring Media Art Preservation, published four times a year by THE NETHERLANDS MEDIA ART INSTITUTE - Montevideo/TimeBasedArt.
An era was over. It started with Video Monitor and after the DVT it went on with monitor and then with VIDEO ART\e-monitor but the name "monitor" stays somehow alive in the new Monitoring Media Art Preservation as - to quote from the Dutch newsletter - "... a tribute to Torben Søborgs Video Art e-monitor"
of independent Danish video art
THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK has stopped its distribution of compilations af independent Danish video art to festivals and arrangements outside Denmark and refer festival organisers and others to contact the artists directly - (The BANK has never distributed inside Denmark)
All legal rights/copyrights are by the artists . The video clips in the
ARCHIVES must not be copied, reproduced or used in any way! The video
stills may only be used if the source is quoted!