Video as Urban
Condition: Video-pool installation
The Video-pool Archive is a unique,
expanding collection of moving images
first presented to the public at the
Forum London in 2004. The Video-pool Installation
is designed to offer access to the Video-pool
archive as a self-service videotheque.
It consists of easy-to-use equipment
configured in a way which suggests aspects
of video as an urban experience including
shifts in scale, duration and attention,
closed circuits, surveillance etc. The
installation is readily be adapted to
the venue and the context. The Video-pool
installation offers a way of presenting
a wide range of video works in a flexible
and intelligible way.
In Bratislava 2005 we presented the
Video-cafe in co-operation with the Burundi media art organisation. A café suggested
an urban infrastructure and social space
of multiple conversations: the aim was
to bring video into the conversation.
In Yerevan, the Video-pool formed the
environment for a workshop hosted by
the Armenian Center
for Contemporary Experimental Art.
The largest installation to date was
at the Lentos Museum
of Modern Art, Linz
in 2007 (above).
If you are interested in contributing to the development of the
project and/or hosting a future presentation of the Video-pool,
please contact us.
The Video-pool Installation is devised by Anthony Auerbach and Manu Luksch