The international exhibition iPod Killed the Videostar takes the pop video – and the inevitable boredom with the pop video – as its starting point and examines the way in which some contemporary artists are creating works that have a lineage to this first wave of video.
Some create a dialogue between the original pop video form and art history, others examine the impact of ‘underground' music culture on mass visual culture. Or they examine the impact of mass-consumed, hand-held entertainment: video games, mobile communications and unstable media.
Participating artists: Alex and Liane (GER), PTR-PlanningtoRock (GER), HK119 (UK), Maike Abetz & Oliver Drescher (GER), David Hancock (UK), HuMobisten (NL), Kevin Francis Gray (UK), Jeroen Offerman (NL), Eddie van der Velden (NL), Hannah Holland (UK), Jonny Woo & Peter Podworski (UK), Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (UK), Mario Mentrup & Volker Sattel (GER), Burke Roberts (USA), Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek (NL), Luuk Bode (NL), Christie Wright (VS), Johan Renck (S), Marcelle Price (UK)
Curators: Ken Pratt (UK), Boris van Berkum (senior curator Showroom MAMA)