Mediamatic 1985

In December 1985 the first Mediamatic Magazine comes out. The magazine will be launched during the media art festival "Talking back to the Media" in Amsterdam. Housed in Groningen, Mediamatic organises in cooperation with Artotheek Groningen different events in which video art is central.

Video Art

Five evenings with video art and performance on January the 3th, February the 7th, March the 7th, April the 4th and October the 3th in Artotheek in Groningen, with different themes, such as British Video Art and Decors/Miniatures. With work from Ulrike Rosenbach, Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Rose Finn Kelsey Michal Shabtay, Raul Marroquin Daniel Brun, Jaap de Jonge, Underhill and Sixma, Pieter Baan Müller, David Hall, Jezz Welsch, Graham Young, Sandra Goldbacher, Mark Wilcox, Beatrice Hulskes Frits Maats and Capelle.

Japan Syndrome
"The Mecca for video artists is Japan, with its advanced electronics and technology."

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Poster Japan Syndroom - Avond over videokunst en Japan, georganiseerd door Mediamatic in de Artotheek in Groningen, 3 januari 1985. Willem Velthoven


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Poster Video/Performance - Video/Performance programma georganiseerd door Mediamatic in de Artotheek in Groningen, 7 februari 1985 Willem Velthoven

Decors/Miniatures

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Poster Decors/Miniaturen - Programma waarin een aantal variaties van het werken met video, dekors en miniaturen te zien zijn. Georganiseerd door Stichting Mediamatic in Artotheek Groningen, 7 maart 1985 Willem Velthoven

British video art in Deconstructions

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Poster Deconstuctions - Presentatie van Britse videokunst in de Artotheek in Groningen 4 april 1985 Willem Velthoven


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Poster BEATRIJS HULSKES/FRITS MAATS/CAPELLE - Kunstvideo Presentatie van videokunst van Beatrijs Hulskes, Frits Maats en Capelle, getoond in "De Fauna", 3 oktober 1985.

Canada Arts Videos & Live Performance

In July, there are three nights in sign of Canadian video art. There are video presentations and performances by Randy & Bere Nicci and other Canadian artists.

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Poster Canada Kuntvideo & Live Performance 2 - Drie avonden gevuld met videokunst en live optredens van Canadese kunstenaars. Op 27 juni 1985 wordt de tweede avond georganiseerd door Mediamatic en Artotheek, waar 6 video tapes in "De Faun" vertoont werden van diverse Canadese kunstenaars.

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Poster Canada Kunstvideo & Live Performance 3 - Diverse Kunstenaars Drie avonden gevuld met videokunst en live optredens van Canadese kunstenaars. Dit is de derde avond die georganiseerd was door Mediamatic en Artotheek en plaatsvond op 4 juli 1985, waar 6 video tapes vertoont werden in "De Faun" van diverse Canadese kunstenaars. Drie avonden gevuld met videokunst en live optredens van Canadese kunstenaars. Dit is de derde avond die georganiseerd wordt door Mediamatic en Artotheek op 4 juli 1985, waar 6 video tapes van diverse Canadese kunstenaars…

Mediamatic Magazine

The ambition of Mediamatic Magazine was to launch a substantive discussion about video art: "...a place where in public, theory is being discussed, a place where this form of art (= video art) is made valid. But where also the excessive preoccupation with certain media is put into question, a stimulus for reflection" (Jans Possel and Willem Velthoven."Editorial." Mediamatic Magazine vol. 0 # 0 (1985)).

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Front Page Mediamatic Magazine Vol. 0#0 1985 - Willem Velthoven

Talking Back to the Media

Talking Back to the Media was a collaboration of Time Based Arts, De Appel, Shaffy Theater, Kriterion, VPRO Radio and AORTA. To spread Mediamatic Magazine during this large-scale festival was a smart move. The magazine immediately gained a lot of popularity in the world of media art.
At Talking Back Mediamatic did not only launch her magazine but also provided two programs that were broadcast on the Amsterdam cable, completed by video productions specifically for a third program which was not shown outside of Talking Back.

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Poster Talking Back to the Media - Talking Back to the Media was een Media-Kunst manifestatie die in november in Amsterdam plaatsvond. Uitgangspunt van de manifestatie vormde het feit dat vandaag de dag veel kunstenaars die werken in de disciplines: video, film, fotografie, theater, geluid, affiches en drukwerk, elementen uit de massamedia vertalen, gebruiken en becommentariëren in hun werk. De manifestatie presenteert dat werk weer via diezelfde massamedia. Mediamatic presenteert op 5 december twee programma's die in het…