We are proud to announce the program of VIDEO VORTEX #12 in Malta!
Conference and screenings: September 26-29, 2019
Exhibition: running from September 13 until October 27, 2019 at Spazju Kreattiv
How to register:
Registration for the conference is open to the public free of charge upon timely registration. Furthermore, there will be a separate registration form for the screenings that form part of this conference.
Conference dates and times:
Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 17:00
Friday, 27 September 201 at 09:00
Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 09:00
Video Vortex is a network of video makers, geeks, activists, artists and researchers that are concerned with the politics and aesthetics of online video. The initiative was established in 2007 by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam. Video technology has radically altered the way in which we produce, consume and circulate images, influencing the aesthetics and possibilities of moving image cultures, as well as yielding a rich body of scholarship across various disciplines.
Given its ease of access and use, the video has historically been aligned with media activism and collaborative work. Now, however, with video’s prevalence across social media and the web, its dominance of the internet of things, the role of the camera in both the maintenance and breaking down of networks, in addition to the increasing capacity of digital video to simulate that which has not occurred – we require novel theories and research. That is to say, that rapidly changing technological formats implicate the urgent need to engage with practices of archiving and curation, modes of collaboration and political mobilisation, as well as fresh comprehensions of the subject-spectator, actors and networks constituted by contemporary video and digital cultures.