40yearsvideoart.de Part 2
Edited by Christoph Blase, Peter Weibel. Text by René Block, Walter Grasskamp, Wulf Herzogenrath.
Record Again! is one outcome of the laudable “40yearsvideoart.de” conservation project, which has sought to combat the physical fragility and limited life span of outdated formats by tracing lost video works of the 1960s and 1970s. Scouring museum storage closets, archives and artists' basements, the project succeeded in retrieving and restoring over 50 early video works by Joseph Beuys, Ricardi Peredo, Klaus vom Bruch, Egon Bunne, Valeska Gert, Freddy Paul Grunert, Jörg Herold, Nam June Paik, Alexander Kluge, Gerd Kroske, Marcus Kaiser, Korpys/Löffler, Urs Lüthi, Anna Oppermann, Susanne Ofteringer, Klaus Rinke and many others, screening them for the first time in 30 years. Also supplying an illustrated history of video techniques and discussions on modern conservational practices, Record Again! includes texts by artists, curators and media scholars that consider one of the most influential genres in twentieth and twenty-first century art.