nodoCCS presents in ZK/U Berlin a selection of video art pieces from Venezuela and the world from the 70's to early 2000´s redeemed through the nodoCCS Video Art Retrieval Project: A long term project that aims to recover and restore the archive from the Centro Documental of one of the most important non profit art foundations in Venezuela, the Sala Mendoza. It has a collection of over 200 videotapes that have been constrained in VHS format for more than a decade, becoming to this day an obsolete archive.
The archive include video art pieces from Venezuelan renowned artists such as Javier Téllez, Alexander Gerdel, Sandra Vivas, Diana López, Carlos Julio Molina, Nascimiento y Lovera and International Artists like Ana Mendieta, Marcel Odenbach, Steve Mcqueen and Juan Downey among others. In this opportunity, nodoCCS launches their first exhibition of this project at ZK/U Berlin with the collaboration of Iván Candeo, a Venezuelan video-artist and part of the nodoCCS´s research team, for the selection of the Venezuelan videos. The selected Venezuelan works refer to the country's culture from a critical dimension, and to the present social issues that most concern us. Their subjective perspective explicitly states a possible landscape of what it is happening in Venezuela. At the same time we decided to include pieces that are part of historical thinking of what has been called "Video Art" to offer the vision that originated the collection. This set of videos have occupied the interior space of a still documentation center, that today has been profaned and taken to light in order to redeem their purpose.
In the future, the nodoCCS Video Art Retrieval Project intends to contribute to the historical and theoretical research of Venezuelan and International Video Art by generating a series of initiatives that include exhibitions and screenings, seminars and talks about the work in the collection and to create spaces for interchange and research in order to keep alive the link between renowned Venezuelan artists with the new generations to come.
nodoCCS is an experimental and generative platform for the arts based in Caracas Venezuela. Founded in 2015 by Maria Bilbao·Herrera and Diana Rangel, two Venezuelan artists/educators who recognize the need for a space to generate links among different art practices in Venezuela and to bring this approaches to a collective framework by offering open calls locally and internationally, both for teaching, exhibit, research and criticism.
We are an experimental and generative platform for the arts.
We seek to deepen collectively in the artistic processes to generate new models of research practice, with an approach that goes across disciplines and beyond them.
We aim to collaborate with open art spaces and artists that are engaged locally and inscribed within an international framework.
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ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
10551 Berlin Germany
Selected videos from the archive:
“The Laughing Alligator” (1971) 27¨Juan Downey, Chile
“Selected Filmworks” (1972-1981) 33´40´´ Ana Mendieta, Cuba
“Deadpan” (1997) 17´40´ Steve Mcqueen, England
“The Distance Between Myself and My Losses” (1983) 10¨11¨´ Marcel Odenbach, Germany
“El Lobito Herido” (1994) 4¨45¨¨ Sandra Vivas, Venezuela
“Efecto Hulk” 2´ (1997) Carlos Julio Molina, Venezuela
“Zulú” 6¨10¨¨ (2001) Nascimiento y Lovera, Venezuela
“El León de Caracas” 7¨ (2002) Javier Téllez, Venezuela
“Cocktail” (1998) 28´50´´ Diana López, Venezuela
“Cine Atlántida” (2003) 10´52´´ Alexander Gerdel, Venezuela
“The Eternal Frame” (1976) 22´19´´ Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco, United States