This section was launched in 2013 to bring some attention to an often neglected subject: archiving and restoring experimental films.
Contact: Katharina Schröder
CYLAND MediaArtLab, Russia
Founded in 2007, the Petersburg-based organisation works at the interface of art and technology. In addition to an archive holding over 400 video works and a collection of contemporary sound art, the main focus of its activities is on networking artists and technicians and promoting innovative works.
Fundacja Arton, Poland
Fundacja Arton collects and preserves Polish art from the 1970s – films, photography, videos. In Oberhausen, Arton presents works by Polish woman pioneers of 1970s avant-garde film: in personal stories Ewa Partum, Natalia LL, Izabela Gustowska, Jolanta Marcolla, Jadwiga Singer and others searched for their own media language.
Lumiton Usina Audiovisual, Argentinia
The Lumiton Usina Audiovisual is a museum and archive that preserves material from the iconic Lumiton studio and a diverse range of documentary, institutional, and experimental films. Today, Lumiton is also a dynamic place for education, exhibition, and media-making. A special selection of experimental short films from the Lumiton‘s archive will be screened.