Engaging in the beginning mainly in research dedicated to the art of the16th and 17th century (baroque painting in France and Italy), Henry Keazor already then was highly interested in the relation between art, cinema and cartoon series such as e.g. “The Simpsons”. Having finished his studies of art history, German literature and musical science at the universities of Heidelberg and Paris and after spending some time working in Florence and Rome, he then engaged in these interests whilst teaching at the University of Frankfurt. Here, together with Thorsten Wübbena, he organized seminars on music videos and in 2005 did publish the book “Video thrills the Radio Star - Music Video: History, Topics, Analyses” (see the related website under http://www.vttrs.de/). After having worked as Visiting Professor at the Art Historical Institute of the University of Mainz in 2005/2006, in 2006 he started to do research (as Heisenberg-fellow of the German Research Council DFG) on the impact of contemporary media on architecture, focussing especially on the buildings and projects by Jean Nouvel.
Thorsten Wübbena has studied Cultural Studies, Art History and History at the University of Bremen, where he go his degree in 1999 with a study on the architecture of the 1920´s, dealing in particular with people´s and trade union´s houses. He then worked at the Centre for Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe before joining the Art Historical Institute in Frankfurt in 2000 where he co-designed the new image database system DILPS („Distributed Image Library Processing“, see http://www.dilps.net/). Starting in 2003, together with Henry Keazor, he organized seminars on music videos and in 2005 did publish the book "Video thrills the Radio Star - Music Video: History, Topics, Analyses" (see the related website under http://www.vttrs.de/).
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