Presentation of "EMAF - Electronic Media Art Festival", Hermann Noering


Hermann Noering, MA media science, studied media science, history, fine-arts and education in Osnabrück and London. He is curator and co-director of Electronic Media Art Festival since 1988. He focuses on media arts exhibitions and electronic arts. He made several lectures on arts in new media, film and video. He was producer and director of several tv-features on electronic arts for German television NDR, RTL and Kanal 4.

Hermann Noering, Osnabrueck

Hermann Noering presented EMAF - Electronic Media Art Festival from Osnabruck, Germany. He has illustrated his presentation with screenings from this year festival and showed some of artistic works by: Bernadette Huber, Harald Schleisher, Liu Wei, Linda Wallace, Renate Oblak, Arno Coenen, Paul Caster, Pieter Eycken, Francesco Mannarini, Joe Gibbons, etc.

EMAF -stands for the Electronic Media Art Festival, one of the most extensive media events world-wide. This year's motto is "New images - New stories - Art in Modern Media". From 24 to 28 april 2002, Osnabrück will be the most important meeting place for specialists from the fields of art, culture and the media economy, as well as for wide, interested audience. As a forum for international media art, the EMAF shows films, videos, performances, multimedia installations and digital media such as CD-rom, DVD and the Internet. Besides productions by internationally renowned artists, the works of young innovative new talents will also be presented. The cinematic framework of the festival is the international film and video programme, an author retrospective, as well as exciting extra programmes. A total of approximately 200 films and videos will be shown, including experimental short and long films, poetic videos, video clips and entertaining flash animations. A wide spectrum providing extensive insights into contemporary art and media production. The geographic emphasis is placed on the media scene in Asia, and in China and Korea in particular. The film scene in these countries is currently in the process of changing fast, in part as a consequence of political liberalisation and economic development, leading to the emergence of a new, self-confident art and cultural scene.