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This months Critical Platform looks at the development of video art from its origins in performance art and in the idea of the television as object. The speakers will look at the visual language that emerged and the influence of digital media on the possibilities of the medium.

Steven Ball has worked in film, video, sound and installation since the 1980s. Throughout the 1990s he lived in Melbourne, Australia where he wrote for a number of journals and worked across a range of curatorial, arts administrative and teaching positions. Returning to the UK in 2000 he started working predominantly with digital video and has produced a series of works, which, among other things, are particularly concerned with digital processes and spatial representation. He is currently Research Fellow within the AHRB British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London.

Heiner Holtappels
was born in Krefeld, Germany, and has been working as an artist since 1975, and teaching since 1989. He is currently the director of The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo / Time Based Arts, and a member of the Crown Counsel for Culture. He will present developments of the language: from video art to digital art

18:00 - 20:00, Free