— 11 December 2005
The videoDictionary is a collection of short video works that visitors can consult as a sort of visual ‘dictionary’. More than fifty artists have made a video of exactly one minute, in which they use images to give a definition for a concept from the English dictionary. Contributors to the project are not allowed to use words in the video or on the soundtrack. Thus the relation between words and
moving images is explored.
The project has been initiated by Manual Saiz and Jorge Bravo of TheVideoArtFoundation. The videoDictionary is a travelling exhibition that grows in volume at every presentation. It has now been presented in London, Barcelona and Madrid and contains works by Marijke van Warmerdam, Jeroen Kooijmans, Johan Grimonprez, Girardet/Müller, Pierre Bismuth, Sophie Whettnall, Mark Lewis, Antoni Muntadas, Alicia Framis and Emmanuelle Antille to name but a few. A complete overview is available at ww.videodictionary.org.
Impakt has asked Gabriël Lester (The Netherlands), Yeondoo Jung (Korea), Aernout Mik (The Netherlands) and Yael Bartana (The Netherlands) to make new contributions. These films will already be part of the videoDictionary as it can be viewed at the Impakt Festival.