|2010. Mar. 4. | 19:00|
Exhibition opening: 4 march, 7 PM
Opening speech by: Miklós Peternák
On view 5 – 18 March 2010
on weekdays from 4 to 9 PM
Videovilág (Video World) 1988 – 1993
5 years running, 55 broadcasts
The television program which aired monthly in the late night hours – with its own regular audience, whom we would today refer to as fans – had 55 broadcasts in a 5-year period surrounding the change of regime. The series was ended by the media war, as the production offices that had been created by Elemér Hankiss – then-president of Hungarian Television – were shut down, including the FRIZ production office, with producer Judit Kopper, which was responsible for the program Videovilág.
Judit Kopper remained the producer and presenter of Videovilág for the full five years of it transmission. The series was initially directed by András Monory-Mész, then, after the first five shows, by András Sólyom. The first few broadcasts were hosted by András Bálint Kovács, later Videovilág aired without a host.
Hungary’s Videovilág was regarded as an internationally renowned program during the years of its broadcast. Its participants continue to have close personal relationships with the makers of the show. A number of international video archives continue to distribute the series even today. Hungarian and international universities analyse Videovilág as part of the curriculum.
Top Hungarian media analysts, theoreticians and artists participated in the making of the series, many of whom soon became leading figures in media education at the official, university level: Tamás Waliczky, Tibor Szemző, László feLugossy, Ákos Szilágyi, Péter György, Miklós Peternák, János Sugár, József Tillmann, András Bálint Kovács.
Interviewees included world renowned representatives of the international media scene: Peter Weibel, Vilém Flusser, Noam Chomsky, Antoni Muntadas, Woody and Steina Vasulka, Gusztáv Hámos, Jeffrey Shaw, Paul Garrin, the winners of Ars Electronica, curatots from The Kitchen, from MOMA, vjs from Music TV, Van Gogh TV / Mike Hentz and Karel Dudesek, Peter Callas, Laurie Anderson, John Lasseter, Kathy Rae Huffmann, Nina Czeglédy, Zbigniew Rybzyński…
Médiamix (Media Mix) 1992 – 2009
17 years running, 180 broadcasts
Hungarian Television (MTV) broadcast Médiamix was in tandem with Videovilág for some time. When the latter went off air, Médiamix remained the only television program in the Hungarian media that dealt with the cultural, sociological, political, technological, and art questions of the media. In over 17 years on the air, viewers of MTV watched 180 shows on media art and media politics.
The first broadcast in February 1992 covered the virtual reality exhibition of “Imagine” in Monte Carlo – quite a sensation at the time – and the last one in May 2009 reported on the phenomenon of music videos spreading on You Tube.
Between the two transmissions, in seventeen years of broadcasting, viewers could watch reportages on the world’s largest visual art and media festivals (Linz, Velence, Kassel) and events (Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest exhibitions, Meta Forums), media revolutions (Bucharest, Lithuania, Moscow), the relationship between war and the media (Bosnia, Iraq), as well as politicians know how to use the media and politicians who don’t. The role of the media in the elections was addressed both in the East and in the USA (Tsar Yeltsin, USA 2000).
In recent years, Médiamix focused on such network events as the role of You Tube, the possibilities of creative commons, the effects on society of bloggers, vloggers, viruses, hackers, and the new media in general.
Médiamix was originally directed and edited by András Sólyom and Judit Kopper, but later, alongside editor in chief Judit Kopper, dozens of others joined the staff of the program:
László Kistamás, Dóra Csernátony, Miklós Fáy, László Csáki, János Krasznai, Barbara Sterk, Szilvia Seres.