V2_East Meeting - Programme

International Meeting on the Documentation of Media Art in Central,
Eastern and South Eastern Europe

18 and 20 September, 1996
Rotterdam, Theater Lantaren/Venster, Gouvernestraat 133

The Meeting will be presented in two parts:

Wednesday 18 Sept, a public session which will include presentations on
the history of media art in different Eastern European countries (this
will be part of the evening programmes of DEAF96);

Friday 20 Sept, a specialist meeting (Archive session) about archives
and documentation sources, about access and the compatibility of data
bases which already exist or are being created.

"The Electronic Alternative" - Media Art in Eastern Europe
Wednesday 18 September 13.00 - 17.00 hrs

Marina Grzinic (Ljubljana): The Media Art Situation in Slovenia and the
Territory of ex-Yugoslavia
Marina Grzinic is a video artist, free-lance critic and curator who has
been working with video since 1982.

Martin Sperka (Bratislava): Some Notes on the Pioneers of Computer
(Aided) Art - Seventies in Slovakia
Martin Sperka is a media artist and theorist and lecturer at the
Department of Visual Media of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in

Tapio Makela (Helsinki): Technology / Avant-garde
Tapio Makela is a media art curator and director of the MUU Media

Irina Aktuganova (St. Petersburg): Media Art in St. Petersburg
Irina Aktuganova is the main curator of the independent Gallery 21.

Melentie Pandilovski (Skopje): Electronic Visual Arts in Macedonia
Melentie Pandilovski is a media art curator and assistant director of
the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts.

Ando Keskkyla (Tallinn): Media Art in Estonia
Ando Keskkyla is a video and media artist, a curator and teacher and
founding Rector and Head of E-Media Centre Tallinn.

Ryszard W. Kluszczynski (Lodz/Warsaw): An Introduction to Media Art in
Ryszard Kluszczynski is a media art scholar, critic and curator.

Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Valdis Poikans (Riga): The Situation of Media
Art in Latvia
Valdis Poikans is a media art curator. Rasa Smite is a media artist,
mostly working together with Raitis Smits.

Discussion: "The Electronic Alternative," with Janos Sugar (Budapest),
Alexej Shulgin (Moscow), and others.
Janos Sugar is a media artist, writer and curator. Alexei Shulgin is an
independent artist and curator.

V2_East Meeting on Archives and Documentation
Friday 20 September 1996, 12.00 - 16.00 hrs

Nina Czegledy (Toronto/Budapest): Mediaworks Resource / Archival
Database Model
Nina Czegledy is an independent videomaker, researcher and curator.

Miklos Peternak (Budapest): Media archaeology - sources, definitions and
possible new research methods
Miklos Peternak is a writer, lecturer and film/video artist and Chair of
the Intermedia Department at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts.

Laszlo Toelgyes (Budapest): The Artpool Archives, Budapest
Laszlo Toelgyes is in charge of the new applications of electronic media
in art at the Artpool Archives in Budapest.

Barbara Borcic (Ljubljana): A Comprehensive Video Catalogue-in-Process
Barbara Borcic is an art critic and curator.

Iliyana Nedkova (Sofia): Multimedia Information System for Contemporary
Bulgarian Arts
Iliyana Nedkova is Assistant Visual Arts Cordinator at the SCCA Sofia.

Jennifer de Felice (Brno): The Video-Multimedia-Performance Atelier Brno
Jennifer de Felice is an active documentary maker and Archivist of the
VMP Atelier at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Technical University of Brno.

Chris Hill (Buffalo): Surveying the First Decade: Video Art &
Alternative Media in the U.S. (1968 - 80)
For the last 11 years Chris Hill was curator at the Hallwalls
Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo.

Olia Lialina (Moscow): CINE FANTOM. New life on line.
Olia Lialina is an experimental film and video critic and curator.

Vuk Cosic (Ljubljana): SCCA Internet Portfolio - documentation &
Vuk Cosic is an artist and a curator.

Suzana Milevska (Skopje): Documenting the Aura
Suzana Milevska is an art historian and curator mainly working in