INFERMENTAL was the first international magazine on video tape and was initiated in 1980 by the Hungarian filmmaker Gábor Bódy. Between 1982 and 1990, eleven editions were produced with 674 single works by more than 600 artists from 36 countries.
The basic idea of INFERMENTAL was the collecting and archiving of current cultural tendencies on video in order to connect isolated ‘media islands’ with already existing networks. Looking at the editions it becomes clear that these differ considerably in their interpretation of the concept, their selection criteria and the respective form of organisation of the editors. So each edition not only documents a specific period of cultural and artistic creation, but also allows for a very authentic look at the different approaches of the respective editorial group and their views on the world, politics, and work.
On the occasion of transmediale.07, the festival presents an extensive overview of the INFERMENTAL editions.
The INFERMENTAL breakfast will be held simultaneously and opens the series of presentations of the following editions within the festival’s programme.
More information on Infermental here
or at www.infermental.de
INFERMENTAL 1: BERLIN 1982, 240:00
Editors: Gábor Bódy, Astrid Heibach
Supervisor: Gusztáv Hámos
Programme 1: THE MIRROR AS MOTIF
Rotraut Pape, Ute Aurand, Astrid Heibach, Gusztáv Hámos, Ákos Birkás, András Szirtes
Programme 2: ANALYSIS OF MASS MEDIA
Didier Bay, Christoph Dreher / Gusztáv Hámos, Ingrid Oppenheim
Programme 3: ARTISTS’ STATEMENTS
Mike Hentz, Padeluun, Marcel Odenbach / Gábor Bódy, Tony Morgan, Babeth Mondini, Robert Crash / Otto von Ruggins, Zoltán Jancsó, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Raymond Höpflinger, Andreas Coerper
Programme 4: NEW NARRATIVE
Michael Morris / Vincent Trasov, Tabea Blumenschein, Birger Bustorff, Anna Wollrath, Amos Poe / Johanna Heer, Thomas Balzer, Wieland Speck
Programme 5: ARTICULATION OF TIME AND SPACE THROUGH HUMAN MOVEMENT
Ulrike Rosenbach, Klaus von Bruch, Ulrike Pfeiffer, Heiner Mühlenbrock / Christine Domkowski, Cornelia Balcerowiak, Tony Morgan / Cecile Bauer, Y Sa Lo, Gábor Bódy
Programme 6: VOCAL EXPERIMENTS
Joseph Somogyi, Franklin Berger, Mike Hentz, Babeth Mondini, Jon Jost