History

 

April 2004

Presentation of the project and launch of the first open call in London, at the Island Film and Video Festival. The first production was the word Pausa by Monika Oeschler, curated by TheVideoArtFoundation, produced by the festival and carried out with the support of the Arts Council of England. An open call was presented, open to international artists, with the deadline in the middle of October.

October 2004

Selection of the works from the open call. More than 500 words of around 350 artists worldwide were received from which 29 were selected thanks to the support of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

December 2004

Presentation of the results of the first open call, on a public event, the 16th December at one of the Auditoriums in La Casa Encendida, Madrid, with a short introduction of the project and the projection of 29 videos.

March 2005

The 9th of March a selection of videos/words was presented at the UGC Cinemas, in the West Indian Quay, London. Island Art Film and Video Festival 05, in collaboration with the Arts Council of England contributed financially to the addition of fifteen new words.

Exhibition at the Gallery Prenelle, within the Island Art Film and Video Festival 05 (London), presenting the 55 words that were the collection at the time, until the 24th of March.

May 2005

Screening of the collection and new works at the Image Forum Festival, Park Tower Hall, Shinjuku,Tokyo, Japan.

July 2005

Open air projection at the rooftop of the Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona, within the programme “Videos a la fresca”. Selection of works up to 45 minutes of duration.

Screening at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. A public presentation to the project by the Spanish linguist Enrique Bernárdez followed by a screening of ten newly produced works financed by La Casa Encendida.

July/September 2005

Exhibition at La Casa Encendida, Madrid. Presentation of the first 55 words at a specifically designed space in which visitors could consult words in the collection in several computers installed in a room until the 30th of September.

October/December 2005

Exhibition at the Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona. Installation in a room with a dedicated viewer-selected projection system.

November 2005

Loop Festival, Barcelona, presents the video-word Flickr by Sergio Prego, funded by the festival.

December 2005

Exhibition at Casco Gallery, in Utrecht, within the Impakt Festival, with five viewing posts. Presentation of 15 new works: four produced by the Impakt festival, five selected by the second open call with the help of the Impakt festival and six more selected thanks to the support of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

May 2006

Screening of the collection and new works at the Image Forum Festival, Park Tower Hall, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Twelve of these new works were selected thanks to the support of  Generalitat de Catalunya and one funded by Image Forum Festival.

This year, VideoDictionary was also presented at the University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

2007

VideoDictionary  at “La noche en blanco" Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2008

VideoDictionary at Caixa Forum Lleida , Lleida, Spain