Rewind Play Fast Forward
Saturday, April 02, 2011, 8pm, General Public, Berlin
Presentation Rewind>Play>>Fast Forward? The Past, Present and Future of Music Video by the editors and authors combinend with a battle of music videos
Like no other medium, the music video is marking our everyday-culture: film, art, literature, adverts - in their aesthetics, their technical procedures, visual worlds and narrative strategies they all are clearly under the impact of the music video. But at the same time music video seems to be in an intense phase of transition: While some voices already interpret its increasingly limited presence in TV as a sign of its death, others prefer to see this as a development which they not only consider as consequent, but also as granting a chance for new ways of the presentation and reception of the music video. Again others are reading the present situation as a moment where the video clip is about to split up into different, new forms which will then develop and evolve independently in the future.
In October 2008 14 experts did meet in Frankfurt in order to exchange their ideas on the questions of the past, present and future of the music video – since the end last year the results of this conference are now available in a volume which has been published by transcript (Bielefeld). Henry Keazor, Cornelia and Holger Lund together with Matthias Weiß will present the book; during the presentation many excerpts from (music) videos will be shown.
Henry Keazor/Thorsten Wübbena
Rewind, Play, Fast Forward - The Past, Present and Future of the Music Video
October 2010, 280 pages, 63 colour illustrations and 37 b&w illustrations, 29, 80 Euro/38, 63 Dollars, ISBN 978-3-8376-1185-4
With contributions by: Saul Austerlitz, Bruno Di Marino, Laura Frahm, Giulia Gabrielli, Christoph Jacke, Christian Jegl, Henry Keazor, Antje Krause-Wahl, Barbara London, Holger und Cornelia Lund, Klaus Neumann-Braun, Paolo Peverini, Axel Schmidt, Thomas Schmitt, Carol Vernallis, Matthias Weiß, Kathrin Wetzel, Thorsten Wübbena
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