Foreword of the VIDEONALE.3 catalogue (excerpt)
True to its usual two-year cycle, the 3rd Videonale takes place from 11 to 16 September 1988, again designed as an international festival and competition. West German President, Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker, has become patron to the 3rd Videonale which takes place for the first time in cooperation with the Bonner Kunstverein. This international festival, the only one for art videos in the Federal Republic of Germany, therefore acquired official recognition after only a very short time - the 1st Videonale took place in 1984 - underlining the artistic significance of this festival as well as that of the medium video art. The cooperation of the Videonale e.V. with the Bonner Kunstverein for the advancement of a medium, the importance of which is still underestimated in the art scene as well as in public, is thereby given an encouraging impetus.
Around 350 video tapes from Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean region, Canada, the USA, South America, Australia and Japan have arrived in Bonn. [...]
The main prize of the 3rd Videonale is endowed with 10 000 DM. In addition to this there is a production prize from the firm Plan-Film, Köln, who will place their studio at the disposal of an artist for 3 days, and also a production prize from ZDF.
It is the intention of the 3rd Videonale, within the international context, to highlight Japanese video art as a main point for 1988. The Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Köln (Japanese Cultural Institute, Cologne) will carry the programme of the Videonale '88 to Cologne by staging parallel video events taking place in their own premises. The internationally famous video artists Shigeko Kubota and Keigo Yamamoto will be there to present new video installations. A programme compiled by Fujiko Nakaya with Japanese video tapes of the Eighties willl underline the 3rd Videonale's emphasis on Japan in both the Bonn Arts Association and the Japanese Cultural Institute.
In addition to the festival programme, an international conference, the IN FA M, organized by ARCHEV, Frankfurt, will take place with various workshops in Bonn, Cologne and Düsseldorf, dealing with questions of videography and media aesthetics. There will also be a symposium of the VG Bild-Kunst on the legal positions in video art. (Petra Unnützer)
Madeleine Altmann, Michiko Amali, Volker Anding, Hans Georg Andres & Michaela Krützen, Lawrence Andrews, Cécile Babiole, Irit Batsry, Michael Bielicky, Dara Birnbaum, Claus Blume, Luc Bourdon, Ian Breakwell, David Bunn, Marc Burkett, Marie José Burki, Harald Busch, James Byrne, Peter Callas, James Carman, Shahin Charmi, Ka Choi & John Goff, Maxi Cohen, Cecilia Condit, Dennis Day, Constance Dejong & Tony Oursler, Ivo Deković, Christine Dellbrügge & Ralf De Moll, Juan Downey, Nicolaus Eder & Mata Wagnest, Ruud Van Empel & Theo Lenders, Ertan Erdogan, Ken Feingold, Jeanne C. Finley, Kit Fitzgerald, Joe Frank & Cathleen Kane & Joe Leonardi, Monika Funke Stern, Paul Garrin, Ilse Gassinger & Anna Steininger, John Goff, Shalom Gorewitz, Gorilla Tapes, Vin Grabill, Walter Gramming, Bettina Gruber & Maria Vedder, Marina Gržinić, & Aina Šmid, Jean-François Guiton, BKH Gutmann, Gerd Haag, Alexander Hahn, Kobayashi Hakudo, George Hampton, Bernar Hébert, Astrid Heibach, Gary Hill, Madelon Hooykaas & Elsa Stansfield, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Ernst Jürgens, Taka Katsuya, Hilja Keading, Yamamoto Keigo, Dieter Kiessling, Axel Klepsch, Nakajima Ko, Paul Kos, Tabata Kouichi, Tony Labat, Paula Levine, Joan Logue, Maria Loizidou, Idemitsu Mako, Saito Makoto, Teramoto Makoto, Dalibor Martinis, Norbert Meissner, Angela Melitopulos, Branda Miller, Terry Mohre, Hiroto Morikawa, Akira Murashima, Kurotsuka Naoko, Sasaki Naruaki, Art Nomura, Marcel Odenbach, Kenichi Okazaki, Marek Pacholec, Paulette Phillips & Geoffrey Shea, Radical TV (Harada Daizaburo & Shono Haruhiko), Scott Rankin, Edward Rankus, Daniel Reeves, Neil Rolnick & John Sturgeon, Stefan Roloff, Ulrike Rosenbach, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Sue Rynard, Ika Schier, Lydia Schouten, Bill Seaman, Kyu Seigen, Jim Shaw, Kubota Shigeko, Jason Simon, Michael Smith, Bob Snyder, Dean Stockton, Erika Suderberg, Starr Sutherland, Janice Tanaka, Francesc Torres, Matsumoto Toshio, Nakai Tsuneo, Woody Vasulka, Edin Velez, Visual Brains (Ohtsu Hatsune & Kazama Sei), Herbert Wentscher, Rodney Werden, Uwe Wiesemann, Måns Wrange, Teri Yarbrow, B. and N. Yonemoto in collaboration with M. Kelly, Shinohara Yasuo, Kurokawa Yoshinobu & Kibe Yohani, Shimano Yoshitaka, Graham Young
Dr. Edith Decker, Wolfgang Preikschat, Dr. Uwe Rüth, Petra Unnützer
André Iten, Peter Nadermann, Fujiko Nakaya, Hervé Nisic
Bettina Hirsch, Petra Unnützer
VIDEONALE.3 catalogue cover, 1987. © Videonale