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For the Record investigates how contemporary video culture operates as a public space for consumerism, activism and emancipation, by exposing existing realities and by imagining alternatives.

The project seeks to document and reflect upon the technologies, spatial design and forms of representation deployed in video culture and live events, and uses public programs and video production as the main research methodology. For the Record  is envisioned as a live, collective research, in which its themes and questions will be updated and reformulated by the team, the audience and collaborating partners as the project evolves. The project engages with both local and global issues and dimensions in video culture, involving a broad network of set and stage designers, architects, artists, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers, media producers, cultural critics and institutions.

Next in the Series: Designing Realities

For the Record: Designing Realities will examine the politics of production design in popular music videos during the Nederlands Film Festival. 

For the Record series

The For the Record series investigates forms of representation in music videos. Previous events include Reading Donald: This is America, Reading Apeshit, Performing Gender and K-Pop Fandoms and Digital Diaspora. 

Video Channel

The For the Record event series take the form of a public recording studio. Not only to visualize the forms of production and postproduction that are deployed in video, but also to record and share the conversations in a video format. Following each event, a new video will be released on this channel.

Video Essays

Articles and essays on the politics of contemporary video culture. 

Screen Spaces, New York

Screen Spaces, a geography of moving image is an exhibition and lecture program within the For the Record series that took place between 1 - 7 December 2018 in New York.

Marina Otero Verzier, Director of Research Katía Truijen, Senior Researcher
Vere van Gool, curator Emma Macdonald, curatorial assistant
Shay Kreuger, moderator Koos Breen, set design and graphic design Jeannette Slütter, set design Tanja Busking, film production