Audiovisual Media

As early as the 1970s, it was becoming apparent that writers, composers, and visual artists were increasingly pursuing interdisciplinary approaches in their work and using video, film, and performance formats. With the opening of the daadgalerie as a primary venue in 1978, a fellowship for international filmmakers was offered for the first time. The audiovisual holdings of the Artists-in-Berlin Program archive include contemporary historical and artistic documentation from the perspective of international fellows from the fields of visual arts, literature, music, and film, whose personal and artistic interests were centered on Berlin during their residency. This development is reflected in various audiovisual archive materials such as 16mm film rolls, U-matic and audio open-reel tapes, VHS and audio cassettes, which were also digitized due to urgent conservation reasons. A selection of the AV digitized material—mainly from the 1970s to the late 1990s—primarily includes film works, documentation (image and sound), and audio recordings of performances, actions, concerts, readings, and artist talks.

Mapping the Archive presents a selection of digitized audiovisual works by former fellows from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program archive by:

Alvin Curran (Fellow Music 1964) with Cora (Emens) & Willem de Ridder, Stephen Dwoskin (Fellow Film 1974), Daniel Eisenberg (Fellow Film 1991), Richard Kostelanetz (Fellow Literature 1981) with Martin Koerber, Ken Kobland (Fellow Film 1986), Clemens Klopfenstein (Fellow Film 1981), David Lamelas (Fellow Visual Art 1998), Michael Morris (Fellow Visual Art 1981), Shelly Silver (Fellow Film 1992), Vincent Trasov (Fellow Visual Art 1981), Lawrence Weiner (Fellow Visual Art 1975)

Jon Rose/Matthias Osterwold, “The Relative Violin”, 1989 (Video Still), Trailer “The Relative Violin” January, 16. – 19, 1989 as part of Inventionen ’89. Archive DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.
F_00003_A. Daniel Eisenberg, Windscheidstrasse, Berlin, 1991. Photo: Ekko von Schwichow / Archive DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.
AV_COMP_01, Berlin Video DAAD Guests Tape 1, 1990 (video still). Archive DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.
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