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.
More information on Infermental here
or at www.infermental.de
The third part of the INFERMENTAL programme consists of excerpts of the editions four, seven and ten, which will be presented by the respective editors.
Gérard Couty, Christian Vanderborght, Mike Hentz, Chris Hill , Heiko Daxl, Gena Teodosievska (Evgenija Dimitrieva)
INFERMENTAL 4, LYON 1985
Editors: Gérard Couty (fr/de), Christian Vanderborght and Mike Hentz (Frigo)
Supervisor: Astrid Heibach (de)
INFERMENTAL 7, BUFFALO 1988
Editors: Chris Hill / Tony Conrad / Peter Weibel
Supervisor: Rotraut Pape (de)
INFERMENTAL 10, OSNABRÜCK/SKOPJE 1991
Editors: Heiko Daxl and Evgenija Dimitrieva (Gena Teodosievska)
Supervisor: Keiko Sei (Praha/Tokyo)