In 1986, two new issues of Mediamatic Magazine comes out, Volume 1#1 and 1#2. In addition, there are various events in which video art is the main theme, again in cooperation with Artotheek Groningen.
Two new editions of MM
The subject in these editions, VOL 1#1 and -1-2 VOL 1#2 are: extreme aspects of media art; the role of mass media; and the media artist in society; the design of the equipment the media artist makes use of. Also this year the substantive consequences of a reduction of subsidy from the government for media art that was a threat this year.
New work by Frits Maats
On April the 3d, the presentation of three new video works by Frits Maats entitled Distance, Karnak and InSumma in the Faun in Groningen.
...through this medium I can immediately attain over, sound, light, color, movement, technology and my own history as a painter; I'm a sculptor, composer, choreographer, painter and director...
An evening on December the 13th the exhibition of promising Dutch video art in De Faun in cooperation with Artotheek Groningen.
Richard Hefti in the Martini Church
In the Martinikerk in Groningen from the 12th till the 30th of August, 1986 the installation Libretto '86 by Richard Hefti is exhibited, organised by Mediamatic and Artotheek Groningen.
2x Live Performance and Video
Performances by artists from the UK and Ireland, organised by Mediamatic and Artotheek on May the 15th, 1986.
Scented Island, a social pulp relationship for the evening by Marty St. James and Anne Wilson, is at first sight a lighthearted show with singing and dancing.
Nigel Rolfe describes The Rope as a cultural analysis of being English in Ireland.
Frank/Koen Theys Song of My Country
A video staging of Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen. The brothers Theys developed a video graphic version of Wagner's leitmotif technique to provide Boulez's interpretation of appropriate TV pictures.
8 nights with video art and music in De Faun Groningen, in collaboration with the Artotheek.