'iPod Killed the Videostar'


18 feb 2006
9 apr 2006

In the 1980s, the pop video truly arrived as a media form. With the advent of media providers such as MTV teenagers rushed home to watch the latest offerings of Madonna, The Cure and Ultravox.

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)