The Mobile Archive: Video Selections from the Israeli Center for Digital Art

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Installation View © Courtesy of Visual Arts Center - University of Texas
The Mobile Archive: Video Selections from the Israeli Center for Digital Art

23rd and Trinity Streets
Austin, Texas 78712
November 4th, 2011 - December 17th, 2011

United States
(512) 471-1108
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


The Mobile Archive, initiated in 2007, is a sister project of the video archive at the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon, Israel. The archive is presented as a video library in a gallery space with viewing stations, at which visitors can watch chosen selections. Video screenings curated from the collection will engage both university students and the general public. At the end of the exhibition, the VAC will add twenty-five works to the archive. So far, the archive has traveled to Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Basel, Zagreb, Milan, and many other international locations.

The Mobile Archive primarily consists of videos by Israeli artists such as Yael Bartana, Gilad Ratman, and Keren Cytter, but also includes political video works by the non-governmental organization B'Tselem and activist scholars and journalists like Ariella Azoulay, Miki Kraftsman, and Avi Mugrabi. In addition, the international institutions that have hosted the archive have contributed works, including those by Artur Zmijewski (Poland), Adrian Paci (Albania), Yoshua Okon (Mexico), Christian Jankowski (Germany), Shilpa Gupta (India), and Daniel Bozhkov (Bulgaria), which have been contributed by the international institutions that hosted the archive.