[artinfo] The Vasulka Archive

Janos Sugar sj@c3.hu
Mon, 22 Jul 2002 14:24:03 +0100


The Vasulka Archive  currently consists of over 27,000 pages of documents
relevant to the history of video and electronic art. These include articles,
essays, interviews, reviews, schematics, diagrams, illustrations, posters,
concert programs, photographs, and correspondence. While a large percentage
of this material directly relates to the art and careers of Steina and Woody
Vasulka, there are well over 200 artists and scholars represented. Some of
the material has been taken from periodicals that are both in and out of
print. The rest has been taken from the personal collection of the Vasulkas
that began over thirty years ago. In addition to the Vasulkas, Peter Crown,
David Dunn, Ralph Hocking, Sherry Miller, Phil Morton, Lynda Rodolitz, Jud
Yalkut, and Gene Youngblood have donated archive material.

Since the archive is intended as a research tool we have decided to allow
research access during the Archive's construction in order to help us define
what is of most interest to scholars. The vast majority of the archive can
now be accessed through our new Full Text Search Engine. You can also browse
the older version of the archive (older non-searchable PDF files).

In the future, while continuing to expand the document collection, we will
add many hours of audio interviews in MP3 format, make available the source
code for early digital imaging experiments, and begin the immense task of
including video materials selected from the 1,000 hours in the extended
Vasulka Archive.

Most of the originals to which this electronic archive refers now reside in
the permanent collection of the Daniel Langlois Foundation in Montreal,
Canada. This electronic archive is intended as a noncommercial scholarly
resource and preservation strategy. All copyrights reside with the original
authors and/or publishers of these materials. Be advised that none of these
documents are available for distribution without the permission of their
authors. We will also remove any materials from the server at the request of
any of the authors and/or publishers.

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