Foreword of the VIDEONALE.9 catalogue
[...] One of VIDEONALE.9's primary goals is to abolish the hierarchy between screenings and installations during their presentation at the event. There will be no screenings and lavish installations this year. Instead, a space and presentation structure has been developed in which the works will be shown continuously and simultaneously throughout the day either on monitors or as projections. The presentation spaces are minimal in design-neutral "shells" where various works can be shown providing they share the same technical and aesthetic requirements. The presentation of the works will take place in time blocks that alternate daily. In this way, the exhibition acts as a turntable in which the works may rotate in daily fashion. Even if the dramaturgy of the exhibition does suggest particular patterns of reception, it is nonetheless far from the rigidly centralized and determined diachronicity of the screening: visitors can and must decide on the amount of time they wish to view the pieces, and the order in which to do it.
In essence, then, the goal of the VIDEONALE.9 is to unite festival and exhibition in one: an "installative" festival that replaces the screening with a spatially structured juxtaposition and a daily rotation of the presented works. In addition, markedly fewer works will be shown as compared to former years. In this way, the VIDEONALE.9 takes advantage of the now obsolete function of the video festival - since the medium has established itself - and can treat itself to the luxury of a concentrated overview of contemporary productions of video art. (Søren Grammel)
Babak Afrassiabi, Sadie Benning, Roderick Buchanan, Sunah Choi, Cãlin Dan, EuroVision2000, Alexander Györfi, Horten©, Ruth Kaaserer, Kai Kaljo, Nina Könnemann, Hilary Lloyd, Kristin Lucas, Kenny Macleod, Nathalie Melikian, Fanni Niemi-Junkola, Jesper Nordahl, Monika Oechsler, Lisa Prior, Oliver Ressler, Józef Robakowski, Roland Rust & Johannes Schweiger, Michaela Schwentner, Hito Steyerl, Killu Sukmit & Mari Laanemets, Nasrin Tabatabei, Vibeke Tandberg, Jun Yang, Nicole Wermers, Susanne Winterling, Jonas Zagorskas & Zilvinas Dobilas
Georg Elben, Søren Grammel, Maria Lind, Silke Otto-Knapp, Nicolaus Schafhausen
Valie Export, Susanne Gaensheimer, Michael Hirz, Kaspar König, Veit Loers, Marcel Odenbach, Petra Unnützer
VIDEONALE.9 catalogue cover, 2001. © Videonale