The Mobile Archive: Video Selections from the Israeli Center for Digital Art

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Visual Arts Center in the Dept. of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
2011

The Mobile Archive, initiated in 2007, is a sister project of the video archive at the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon, Israel. The archive is presented as a video library in a gallery space with viewing stations, at which visitors can watch chosen selections.

Video screenings curated from the collection engaged both university students and the general public. At the end of the exhibition, the VAC added twenty-five works to the archive. The archive has traveled to Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Basel, Zagreb, Milan, and many other international locations.

The Mobile Archive primarily consists of videos by Israeli artists such as Yael Bartana, Gilad Ratman, and Keren Cytter, but also includes political video works by the non-governmental organization B’Tselem and activist scholars and journalists like Ariella Azoulay, Miki Kraftsman, and Avi Mugrabi. In addition, the international institutions that have hosted the archive have contributed works, including those by Artur Zmijewski (Poland), Adrian Paci (Albania), Yoshua Okon (Mexico), Christian Jankowski (Germany), Shilpa Gupta (India), and Daniel Bozhkov (Bulgaria), which have been contributed by the international institutions that hosted the archive.

Co-organized by Noah Simblist, VAC Curatorial Fellow 2010–2011 and Kate Green, VAC Curatorial Fellow 2011–2012.