Tuesday, February 20, 2007

British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection

Established in 2000 at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection is a research project that oncentrates on the history of artists' film and video in Britain. The Study Collection is a unique resource, consisting of an extensive range of reference materials including video copies of artists' works, still images, historical posters and publicity materials, paper documentation and publications.
The Study Centre Catalogue can be browsed online and researchers are welcome to make an appointment to visit the collection.
The website also provides access to the British Artists' Moving Image Database. This covers experimental and avant-garde film, video art, artists' television, gallery-based installations and other works that use moving image and audio-visual multimedia technologies.
The database provides as comprehensive information as possible including the date of making, first exhibition site (if known), the original format and short synopses. As a guide to the dispersed national collection of British artists' moving image works, it also identifies the holdings of public and academic collections, archives, distributors and dealers, their location and conditions of access.
The Moving Image Database provides a listing of British artists' videos available to view on the Web.
Link: http://www.studycollection.co.uk/
Access: Free