Foreword of the VIDEONALE.5 catalogue
Now taken place for the fifth time, the Videonale as one of the most important Media Art Festivals aims at promoting an examination of the new technologies with special emphasis on aesthetic and multicultural aspects. At the centre of presentation will be the relation between Electronic Art and traditional arts as well as questions of artistic education. By expanding physically into the city and the region, a complex examination of Fine Arts became possible and the interests of a broader public could be met. In this respect the Bonner Kunstverein as the centre as well as the new Bonn Art Museum and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany can be regarded as essential cornerstones.The Japanese and the French cultural institute in Cologne complete this list.
The "free competition" of the video art contributions, judged by a jury of experts, is the pillar of the festival. In reply to the worldwide invitation to participate, more than 400 tapes were sent in out of which a preliminary jury has chosen 129 tapes for the competition. The artistic quality of the works is very good and the share of young artists very high, a fact which can be explained by the generally improved education conditions. [...]
In cooperation with the new Bonn Art Museum the video center Ingrid Oppenheim with emphasis on video art of the 1970s will be presented and the video room of the Art and Exhibition Hall will be inaugurated with a retrospective of the 1980s consisting of five program blocks.
The video installations demonstrate the most important link with traditional Fine Arts. Thus 13 installations which hint at the relationship between sculptural works e.g. by Roos Theuws and the interaction of man and machine, shown in the works of Catherine Ikam and Agnes Hegedüs, will be the center of attention. [...]
A television programme corresponds to the electronic assimilation and presentation inherent in the new medium. It supports the organizer in his efforts to open video art to a broader public and, in the special case of the Videonale, to give it a clear profile. [...] (Axel Wirths)
Kees Aafjes, Richard Angers, Birgit Antoni, Bruno Baillargeon & Louis Bélanger, Dominik Barbier, Clio Barnard, Irit Batsry, Zorah Mari Bauer & Viola Kiefner, Breda Beban & Hrvoje Horvatic, Robert Beriou, Michael Bielicky, Simon Biggs, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Marc Burkett, John Butler, Peter Callas, Yvel Champagne & Rene Roberge, Philippe Chapon, Martina Chmelarz, Tony Conrad, Angus Cook, Ivo Deković, Christiane Dellbrügge & Ralf de Moll, Teddy Dibble, Eddie D., Tom Drahos, Ellen El Malki, Catherine Elwes, Ken Feingold, Jeanne C. Finley, Terry Flaxton, Louise Forshaw, Johane Frechétte, Sara Fried, Sera Furneaux, Patrick Galipeau, O. Geiss & H.-J. Keim & S. Lehmann & F. Steininger, M. Gosh & C. Mertmann & K. Stuke, Klemens Golf, Shalom Gorewitz, Gorilla Tapes, Bettina Gruber, Marina Gržinić, & Aina Šmid, Jean-François Guiton, Akiko Hada, Marikki Hakola, Angela Hanke-Wahls, Susan Hefuna, Agnes Hegedüs, Lynn Hershman, M. Hoogenstraaten & C. Klein-Goldewijk, Madelon Hooykaas & Elsa Stansfield, Catherine Ikam & Louis-François Fléri, Juha van Ingen, Hidenori Ishida, Sanja Iveković & Dalibor Martinis, Hartmut Jahn & Mark Tompkins, Christian Jelen, Ludwig John, Istvan Kantor, Kain Karawahn, Annebarbe Kau, Mikko Keränen, Silvia Kirchhof & Andreas Tröger, Axel Klepsch, Knowbotic Research + Cultural Framework, Sandra Kogut, Kyle Kosup, Andreas Köpnick, Uwe Krupka, Julie Kuzminska, Paul Lamarre & Melissa Wolf, Diego M. Lascano, Julien Lee, Didier Letertre, Wim Liebrand, Jörn Loges, Nikita Mandryka, Van Mc Elwee, Franziska Megert, Angela Melitopulos, Thomas Meyer-Hermann, Chris Mullington, Matthias Neuenhofer, Manfred Neuwirth, Katja Nicolai & Sabine v. Rötel, S. Nowak & O. Iserloh & U. Bette & G. Friel, Yvonne Oerlemans, Atsushi Ogata & C. M. Judge, Raphael Montañez Ortíz, Tony Oursler, Michael O'Reilly, Muki Pakesch, Rotraud Pape, Jeffrey Pardoen, Jean Penders, Wolf Petermann & Karin Stumpf, Rolf Pollen, Beate Priolo, Raskin, Flavio Ribeiro, Simon Robertshaw, Nino Rodriguez, Ulrike Rosenbach, Ane Mette Ruge, Hiroya Sakurai, Jayce Salloum, Eder Santos, Volker Schreiner, Gabriele Seifert, Shelly Silver, Suzie Silver, Myriam Simons, Karl Sims, Sluik & Kurpershoek, Smart Cursor Productions, George Snow, Bill Spinhoven, Helène Stieffel, Mike Stubbs, Martin Suttrop, Cordelia Swann, Roos Theuws, Tamiko Thiel, Utray-Lamadrid, Luis Valdovino, Isabel Vargas Cobo, Jan Verbeek, Visual Brains (Sei Kazama & Hatsune Ohtsu), A. Vormann & A. von Bremen & S. Bremen, Petr Vrana, Deke Weaver, Jeremy Welsh, Jan Werner, Katharina Wibmer, Denise Ziegler, Steffen Ziegler, Kai Zimmer, Angela Zumpe
Andreas Denk, Bettina Hirsch, Petra Unnützer, Axel Wirths
Rafael Baliña Díaz, René Coelho, Regina Cornwell, Michael Maziere, Thomas Schmitt
VIDEONALE.5 catalogue cover, 1992. © Videonale