New release of Artyčok.TV / Press release

01/11/2010, DigiLab AVU Prague U Akademie 4 Prague 7, 00:00 am

Prague, November 1, 2010 – A new version of the Artyčok.TV information portal publishing daily reports on important events on the young art scene in Europe was released today.

In addition to the updated design, the web portal offers many new functions, such as interactive subtitles, an event calendar, translation of all reports shot in local languages into English or a dynamic player delivering reports up to HD quality, based on the user’s connection rate.

Apart from the documentation of work by young and emerging artists the archive holds contributions about works and interviews with world renowned artists such as Damien Hirst, Lawrence Weiner, Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick, Vuc Ćosić, Billy Childish and theoretician; Slavoj Žižek, Peter Weibel et cetera,” says František Zachoval, the head of the project and of the Digital Laboratory at the Academy of Fine Arts.

On a regular basis, the portal publishes video reports from traditional global art centers like London or Berlin. Our team also documents the local art scenes in Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Moldova, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Contributions available in its archive were originally produced in 14 countries. We visited more then 400 exhibition, music and other performance arts projects in more than 60 cities. We are nearly at the milestone of the 1.000‘s contribution. During the past five years we have documented works of more than 2.500 artists and conducted interviews with many of them.

Its digital online archive contains materials from art openings, interviews with artists, curators, recordings of workshops, competitions and talks. The category Videoart is the largest and most comprehensive online archive of the Czech and Slovak media arts.

    More information:
    Blanka Čermáková
    U Akademie 4, 170 22
    Mobile: 739 51 77 58
    E-mail: cermakova@avu.cz
    http://www.artycok.tv | http://artycok.tv

Notes:
The project, founded in 2005, is supported by the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. It has become one of the first Internet television platforms to broadcast in HD quality.

Its digital online archive contains materials from art openings, interviews with artists, curators, recordings of workshops, competitions and talks. The category Videoart is the largest and most comprehensive online archive of the Czech and Slovak media arts.

Published : 01. 11. 2010
Author: Frantisek Zachoval
Category: Info, Projects

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