A Critical History of Media Art in the Netherlands

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On the occasion of the release of A Critical History of Media Art in the Netherlands. Platforms, Policies, Technologies,edited by Sanneke Huisman and Marga van Mechelen, with a beautiful design by Mind Design, LIMA, together with Jap Sam Books, present a series of (online) events.
During the week of 18-22 May, 2020, LIMA, V2_, IMPAKT and STEIM present an online program of works from the collection of a number of important institutions and festivals discussed in the book. 
Every night for a week, a representative of an institute will discuss the presented works in an online live stream session. The representatives will also delve into the function as well as history of their organization. During these live discussions, audiences are invited to participate by asking questions.
The 'chapters' from the series will be made available online via the LIMA’s YouTube streaming channel bit.ly/LIMAchannel. 

Monday May 18, 20h00 CET - STEIM:

Introduction on the book by Marga van Mechelen, followed by a conversation between Sanneke Huisman, Dick Rijken, Fedde ten Berge and Rebekah Wilson on (the history of) STEIM.

Tuesday May 19, 20h00 CET - LIMA media art platform: 
Gaby Wijers will present the LIMA program. LIMA will premiere a short documentary film of the institute, followed by a discussion.

Wednesday May 20, 20h00 CET - V2_: 
Arie Altena and Florian Weigl discuss how the history of V2_ can inform and inspire future activities of V2_, followed by a discussion moderated by Sanneke Huisman.

Thursday May 21, 20h00 CET - IMPAKT:

Sanneke Huisman in conversation with Arjon Dunnewind. IMPAKT will also premiere a short documentary video of the institute, containing archival material of interviews and performances by, amongst others, Hito Steyerl, Willem van Weelden, Kodwo Eshun, Roy Villevoye, Sjarel Ex, James Beckett, Marc Tuters, Wander Eikelboom, Wilfried Houjebek, Mike Hoolboom and Michelle Tehran. 

Design by Niels Schrader
This programme is made possible by the support of Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).