VideoDatabase – The video collection of the FMAC on a digital platform
Public talk and video screening, followed by an open discussion with the audience
The Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Geneva (FMAC) and the Biennale of Moving Images (BIM) share a common mission to promote the heritage of the city’s Centre for Contemporary Images (CIC), which closed in 2009. BIM aims to put the spotlight on emerging artistic approaches focusing on the fields of audiovisual creation, following in the footsteps of the first International Video Week in 1985, while FMAC has been entrusted with the valorization of a corpus of some 1,100 video works of historical and international significance, named the “Fonds André Iten” in memory of the CIC’s founder and director.
To mark the launch of the VideoDatabase – the digital platform dedicated to the consultation of the video works from Contemporary Art Collection of the City of Geneva (FMAC) – this presentation will explore the shared history of this public collection and the BIM through a selection of works.