Transitland – Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009

Transitland. Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989–2009 is an international collaborative project initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Its main outcome is an archive of video works produced in the period 1989-2009, reflecting the transformations in post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe. The Archive includes 100 video works selected by approximately 50 curators from the region. Alongside the numerous discursive and documentary attempts to describe, analyse and contextualise the transformations, a multitude of viewpoints and aspects, presented through the media of video art are meant to provide a unique asset of aesthetic and critical positions to the current discourse on the transition period. The Archive is accessible online and also “capsulated” in so-called video jukeboxes, which together with the reader - published by the Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest - makes the entire video-selection available internationally. Furthermore, the project partners organise a series of screening programmes and discursive events in 2009 and 2010 in Bulgaria, Germany and Hungary.

The Transitland archive is a collaborative project initiated by InterSpace (Sofia, Bulgaria), Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art / ACAX (Budapest), and transmediale (Berlin, Germany).