press release

50 videos selected by international artist-run spaces and collectives: 16 Beaver (New York) AIT (Tokyo) AV-ARKKI (Helsinki) Blue Oyster Gallery (Dunedin, New Zealand) bordercartograph (France) Capri (Berlin) CUBITT Gallery and Studios (London) Cuckoo (Aotearoa, New Zealand) Enjoy (Welllington, New Zealand) FAMEFAME (Toronto) Floating ip (Manchester) Fournos - Center for the Art (Athens, Greece) Galleri Hlemmur (Iceland) Generator (Dundee, Scotland) Glowlab (New York) G.U.N, Galleri Uten Navn (Oslo) le forum itnérant (Strasbourg) Instant Coffee (Toronto) Kings (Melbourne) Mercer Union (Toronto, Canada) Message Salon (Zürich) Norwich Gallery (Norwich) O2 (Akureyri, Iceland) offspace (Vienna) P74 (Ljubljana) PAS (Prague) Planet 22 (Genf) Platform (Vaasa, Finland) Program Angels / lothringer13 (Muenchen) Monochrom (J. Grenzfurthner/ L. Sauermann), projektgruppe (Hamburg) Raid Projects (Los Angeles) RAIN (Los Angeles) rum46 (Aarhus, Denmark) S1 Artspace (Sheffield, UK) Sauna (Stockholm) Signal (Malmö, Sweden) s-m-p (Marseille, France) Sparwasser HQ (Berlin) Switchspace (Glasgow) The Danger Museum (Oslo / Tokyo / Singapore) The Deste Foundation (Athens) The Dirt Palace (Provience, USA); THE SWOLLEN PLATFORM (Berlin) The Western Front (Vancouver) Transmission (Glasgow) United Net-Works (Stockholm) Unwetter (Berlin) VIDEOART CENTER (Tokyo) Videotage (Hongkong) West Space (Melbourne)

50 artist led spaces across the world were asked to choose the best art video they could think of, and get hold of. There was no topic or other issue to relate to when selecting the video, except that it was selected by the space or collective. The video format was Pal and NTSC. The videos are no longer than 30 min. Each space was asked to send a short description of the video for documentation together with a short description of the collective and the activities of the space.

The whole exhibition was organised in just over two month through e mail, www and courier services. Apart from being an international video screening, which focuses on artists curating, Old Habits Die Hard researches and maps artist collectives and networks and the communication between them, raising issues about self-organisation and selfrepresentation. Old Habits Die Hard talks about, how other and alternative economies and values evolve and establish themselves.

EXHIBITION The videos received are installed according to the character of the work. There is a wall projection and three monitors installed in Norwich Gallery. Once a day a video compilation will be screened. The exhibition will change from day to day. On the monitors the audience will be able to choose what they want to see. This dispatch is the guide to what is available.


Old Habits Die Hard
50 videos selected by international artist-run spaces and collectives
presents a project produced for Sparwasser HQ
Kuratoren: Lise Nellemann, Heman Chong, Louise Witthoeft

KünstlerInnen: Jesper Alvaer, Teresa Andrew, Finnur Arnar, Art Orient Objet, Daniel Borins, Duncan Campbell, George Cazenove, Nathalie Djurberg, Tim Etchells / Hugo Glendinning, Nikos Giavropoulos, Hanna Hasslahti, Robin Hely, HORTEN , alias Alexandra Hopf, Amy Howden-Chapman / James Findlater, Ivan Iegoroff / Tim Braden, Masayuki Kawai, Meiro Koizumi, Tessa Laird, Francis Lamb, Morten Larsen, Marcus Lerviks, Deborah Ligorio, Cecilia Lundqvist, Markmid , Xander Marro, Rachel Mayeri, T C McCormack, Rebecca Milling, Avi Mograbi, Ingrid Molnar, Monochrom , Craig Mulholland, Ann Elise Pettersen / Anne Berit Nedland, Ellen Pau, Henriette Pedersen, Ola Pehrson, Alexander Podoprigorov, Nicole Raufeisen / Ryan Witt, Tere Recarens, Dominic Redfern, Reinigungsgesellschaft , Kevin Schmidt, Morgan Showalter, Kristen Smith, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Kika Thorne, Selina Trepp, Saso Vrabic, Lee Walton, Klaus Weber, Gernot Wieland, Ivan Yegoroff / Alexander Podoprigorov ...

30.09.03 - 29.11.03 Sparwasser HQ, Berlin
15.01.04 - 14.02.04 Norwich Gallery
15.01.04 - 19.11.04 Signal, Malmö
31.01.04 - 12.04.04 Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
06.02.04 - 12.03.04 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
11.03.04 - 17.04.04 Platform Garanti, Istanbul
09.09.04 - 09.10.04 Motorenhalle Dresden
29.10.04 - 07.11.04 Yeans Göteborg