Hamburg, Germany, 1982/83
77 contributions, 15 countries, 6 hours
Editors Oliver Hirschbiegel
/ Rotraut Pape
Supervisor Vera Bódy
The editors of Infermental 2 placed
immeasurable value in the interdisciplinary character of their edition.
Proceeding on the idea that IF has no theology, follows no immediate goal,
and that this leads to a maximum of flexibility in all directions our
goal should be to compile an unpretentious encyclopedia of actual tendencies
in all thinkable social areas.
Infermental should be open to all who use video as an artistic, or commercial
information carrier, or who are willing, under special circumstances,
to do so.
After looking through the material received, we took, accordingly, the
liberty of shortening or only using excerpts, whereby the work was reduced
to its essential message. Occasionally this brought about the discontent
of some makers who mistook and mistake (even now) Infermental for an alternative
festival. The edition should achieve, on the one hand, a half way value-free
survey of the years production, and, on the other hand, awaken an intrest
in the over-all picture. In this way initiating a pursuit of a particular
content or along particular lines of thought. Everyone who wanted to know
more about particular works or their authors, could through the editors
intervention make the wished for contact. In this way the makers were
provided the opportunity to present their work complete, unabbreviated
and in an adequate framework.