Foreword of the VIDEONALE.4 catalogue (excerpt)
Video art has been established within a certain area in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1990 the Videonale festival takes place for the fourth time, again designed as an international festival and competition, pointing out that video art has continuity and is well established. Even though the Videonale team has been forced to work under difficult conditions, the response and acknowledgement has been wide-spread and the professionalism of the organization unfaulting.
The second cooperation between the Videonale and the Bonn Arts Association is a sign that the medium of video has reached a significant position in the art world. The premiers of works from Poland, Norway, Finland, the Sowjetunion, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Israel and Greece show that the festival's reputation is expanding worldwide. Around 350 video tapes were submitted to the festival. Wellknown countries of video production in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean region, South America, Canada, the USA and Japan represent their contemporary creative output. [...]
The first intention of the Videonale has always been to give an overview about artists' video production within the international context, and at the same time to present the most artistically advanced works. Therefore Videonale asked foreign curators from five European capitals to present programmes of current tendencies in video art from their own countries. Video artist Annebarbe Kaus has coordinated these thematic programmes, which include both lecture and screening. Danijela Puresevic, Micky Kwella, Marga Bijvoet, Michael Maziere and Jean-Paul Fargier will show video productions from the five European capitals Belgrad, Berlin-East, Den Haag, London and Paris. At this point we'd like to thank the Institut français, Cologne, and the British Council, Cologne, for material support.
In addition to the festival programme an exhibition with video installations will be shown inside the space of the Bonn Arts Association. Five young video artists from the Netherlands, the GDR, the FRG, Great Britain and Austria will present their works. These installations will give the audience an insight into more expanded uses of contemporary video art. [...] Subsequent to the festival, a selection of tapes will be toured around Germany and abroad. (Petra Unnützer)
Max Almy, Julian Alvarez Garcia, Rike Anders, Volker Anding, George Barber, Clio Barnard, Irit Batsry, Hanno Beathe, Breda Beban & Hrvoje Horvatic, Dominique Belloir, Stuart Bender & Angelo Funicelli, Michael Bielicky, Simon Biggs, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Claus Blume, Caterina Borelli, Alain Bourges, John Butler, Robert Cahen, Peter Callas, Sandra Christie, Maxi Cohen, Gerd Conradt, Lei Cox, Philip Dadson, Lutz Dammbeck, Stefaan Decostere & Anna Ridley, Ivo Deković, Dennis Day, Christiane Dellbrügge & Ralf de Moll, Nusa Dragan, Christoph Doering, Isabella Emslie, Emvideo (Eder Santos), Cerith Wyn Evans, Paula Fairfield, Terry Flaxton, David Finch, Monika Funke Stern, Paul Garrin, Ilse Gassinger, Michael Gaumnitz, Jean-Michel Gautreau, Jochen Gerz, Nicos Giannopoulos, Clive Gillman, Gush Goldstein, Shalom Gorewitz, Jean-François Guiton, Akiko Hada, Rien Hagen, Alexander Hahn, Marikki Hakola, Robert Hamilton, Angela Hanke-Wahls, Mona Hatoum, Astrid Heibach & Gusztav Hamos, Amanda Holiday, Tom Hornig, Jose Antonio Hergueta Garcia, Marina Grzinic & Aina Smid, Lynn Hershman, Gary Hill, Nan Hoover, Madelon Hooykaas & Elsa Stansfield, Sanja Ivekovic, Hartmut Jahn, Marty St. James & Anne Wilson, Joan Jonas, Mike Jones & Simon Robertshaw, Jaap de Jonge, Kain Karawahn, Annebarbe Kau, Gintars Kavacis, Edwige Kertes, Dieter Kiessling, Marianna Kiss, Neven Korda & Zemira Alaibegovic, Uwe Krupka, Julie Kuzminska, David Larcher, Simone de Laura, Katherine Liberovskaya, Llurex Video, Joan Logue, Georg Maas, Dalibor Martinis, Stuart Marshall & Neil Bartlett, Van Mcelwee, Franziska Megert, Josy Meier, Norbert Meissner, Meisterstein, Axel Möckel,Terry Mohre & Pam Payne, Thomas Moritz, Pandora Mouriki, Ko Nakajima, Matthias Neuenhofer, Marcel Odenbach, Atsushi Ogata, Marjan Max Osole, Tony Oursler & Joe Gibbons, Tess Payne, Milan Peca Nikolic, Günther Petzold, Pictorial Heroes, Georges Le Piouffle, Raskin, Jozef Robakowski, Ane Mette Ruge, Susan Reynard, Michael Saup, Dorita Savert, Michael Schell, Arleen Schloss, Volker Schreiner, Ryoji Shibata, Shelly Silver, Steina (Vasulka), Ivo van Stiphout, Mary Ellen Strom, Studio 70, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Csaba Szamosy, Janice Tanaka, Mary Ann Toman, Carlos Trilnick, Pierre Trividic, Yutaka Tsuchiya, Marion Urch, Jan Verbeek, Visual Brains (Sei Kazama & Hatsune Ohtsu), Petr Vrana, Katrin Willim, Hajime Yamagishi, Michael Zinganel
Dieter Daniels, Bettina Hirsch, Petra Unnützer
László Beke, Egon Bunne, Kathy Rae Huffman, Friedmann Malsch
VIDEONALE.4 catalogue cover, 1990. © Videonale