– … currently exhibited at the ZKM medialounge is an overview of the archived material of this first international magazine on videocassettes which gets accompanied by an online database accessible at www.infermental.de.
|â€˜Infermental’ was the first international videocassette magazine that published video artworks in part or whole, trailers, and reports (lasting 1-20 minutes) from around the world. Appearing annually with a total running time between four and six hours, each issue was compiled and edited in a different worldwide location. From the first issue (Berlin, 1982), which was publicized on a massive electronic billboard|
| during the Berlin Film Festival and co-edited by Astrid Heibach and GÃ¡bor BÃ³dy, who in 1980 initiated the â€˜international recorded imagery project), to the last issue (Skopje and OsnabrÃ¼ck, 1991), a total of 660 works were gathered together. â€˜Infermental’ was conceived neither as festival nor gallery, but as a â€˜running information memory’ (Oliver Hirschbiegel) that bundled together excerpts, documents and events according to thematic and intellectual context.
Following the death of GÃ¡bor BÃ³dy, his wife Vera BÃ³dy was responsible for co-ordinating the project. The complete magazine archive has been on permanent loan to the collection of the ZKM Karlsruhe since 1992. (link)