Videoshow

REWIND is a research project (2004 – ongoing), that provides a research resource to address the gap in historical knowledge of the evolution of electronic media arts in the UK, by investigating specifically the first two decades of artists’ works in video.

There was a danger that many of these works might disappear because of their ephemeral nature and poor technical condition. The project conserves and preserves them, to enable further scholarly activity.

Rewind has remastered and archived over 450 works (single screen and installation) on Digital Betacam and as high quality files on Hard Disc. These new masters have been deposited at the University of Dundee and the Scottish Screen Archive (National Libraries of Scotland). From the masters viewing copies form the basis of the REWIND | Artists’ Video Collection, for curatorial, scholarly and public access at the Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts and British Artists’ Film & Video Study Collection.

From April 2015 the REWIND collection will be accessible by researchers at a dedicated videotheque installed at British Artists’ Film & Video Study Collection.

http://www.rewind.ac.uk