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A different way of seeing

From the very beginning, Vidéographies's objectives are to promote and disseminate original, experimental and inventive television productions, and, in doing so, to give many artists from very different backgrounds the possibility of making known their singular works.
This new edition of the festival is no exception to this ambition.
Freedom of speech and creation are the ultimate values of Videographies, avoiding propaganda, proposing instead amazing and critical works that turn people's way of seeing upside down and grant them a DIFFERENT way of seeing.

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Videography, first it was a TV show produced and broadcast from 1976 to 1986 on the antennae of the RTBF. The public channel viewers found the emerging art of the time: the video.

Born in the years Septuagint on the initiative of the producer Jean-Paul Tréfois and Robert Stéphane,Videographywas the first broadcastin Europe to be exclusively dedicated to the video. Broadcast on the antennae of the RTBF from 1976 to 1986, this fascinating and unprecedented television experience that developed in the wake of the aesthetic, political and technology of the late revolutions sixty has always followed throughout 135 numbers produced during this decade, the double objective educational and artistic who was fixed.

 If the first numbers remain relatively heterogeneous and voluntarily teaching, farmers will quickly influence the editorial line to give the program its true identity.Videography, worn by a nonconformist and deliberately militant impetus then ambition was to radically transform society by using television. The ties forged with channel employment or community television CTS, both committed in the production and the support for alternative works, enroll directly in this perspective.

 At the same time,Videographycontinues its mission of promotion of video art which is positioned at this time as one of the most important art forms from the second half of the 20th century. Space community as well as actual broadcast channel, the show will offer the public a unique opportunity to discover the work of young American artists, German and french at the time (Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Wolf more Jean-Luc Godard), but also, and above all, will contribute to the emergence and recognition of the Belgian video (and singularly Liégeoise) by gathering around her a number of singular among them Jacques Louis Nyst artists, Jacques Lizène, Jean-Claude Riga, Jacques Charlier, the Dardenne brothers.

 As early as 1979,Videographywill start a final and decisive evolution developing a policy of targeted production like American public television. Opening its studios at the national and international artists, putting its expertise and resources in the service of international artistic events (we remember especially the concert-performance 'United States' by Laurie Anderson held at the Cirque Divers in 1979), videography will definitely mark the history of video art and make Cork a centre of contemporary artistic creation.

 The disappearance of the show in 1986 occurred under the influence of a dramatic evolution of the video in the early 1980s. Born television, it will effect quickly and much more readily to develop in its installation form, in the field of museums and galleries. Conscious of this transformation, the producers of videography consider that the video no longer has as much need their support and decide to focus on other areas of creation.


The pioneering spirit ofVideographydoes however not fully disappear with the show. In 2003, the videography ASBL, in the plural, is based. Anchored in Liège, it continues for more than 10 years to maintain the movement of images and the shock of the imaginary. Its objectives are to promote the creation, experimentation and digital arts by organizing events and the production of TV shows.

Thus, between 2012 and 2013, it produced 9 emissions of about an hour for the three (RTBF). These emissions mix contemporary videos and archives of the historical issue, the pioneers of video art and the works of the winners of the international competition of video art organised by videography in 2010, in collaboration with the international Biennale of contemporary art in Istanbul.

Side events, also 30 years of videography-the show-history celebrated in 2006, videography - the association has organized many meetings like Crazy Cinématographe or the night of video in 2007 or beyond the border/Over de Grens, in 2012, and a carte blanche to Argos . Since 2009, she has worked with the European capitals of Culture:

  • in 2009, Exprmntl[21] with LINZ and Ars Electronica. This festival was particularly devoted to the many films premiums under the mythical EXPRMNTL Festival, organized in Knokke and Brussels between 1949 and 1973, and which today still appear as some of the largest protests ever devoted to experimental cinema and avant-garde.

  • in 2010, as mentioned above, with Istanbul

  • in 2011 with TALLINN and Priit Pärn, the acclaimed director of animated films for an evening "Experimental Animation"

  • in 2013 with MARSEILLE-PROVENCE on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of video art. On this occasion, Les Instants Video digital and poetic (Marseille) had prepared celebrations everywhere (Tokyo, Liège, Alexandria, Ramallah and Marseille).