“Don´t You Cry Tonight”: Guns N´ Roses and the Music Video Folly
Bruno Di Marino
Saul Austerlitz is working as a music- and film-critic; he recently has published the book “Money for Nothing. A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes”, New York/London 2007.
“Pride and Prejudice”: A Brief History of the Italian Music Video
Bruno Di Marino is a film scholar, author (among others he has published the book “Clip 20 anni di musica in video [1981 2001]”, Rome 2001) and the organizer of various film festivals (among others the renowned annually “Festival del Cinema di Roma“).
(Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie):
Vom Suchen und Finden des Videoclips. Zur (Inter-)Medialität eines Mediums
Laura Frahm has studied Theatre- and Film-Science, Art History and Spanish Literature; currently she is working on her dissertation on “Metropolen in Transformation. Filmische Topologien der Metropole im 20. Jahrhundert“; her Master´s Thesis, finished in 2003, has been published last year: “Bewegte Räume: Zur Konstruktion von Raum in Videoclips von Jonathan Glazer, Chris Cunningham, Mark Romanek und Michel Gondry“, Frankfurt am Main 2007. From April 2008 on she is working as a collaborator at the “Internationale Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie“ at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.
An Analysis of the Relation between Music and Image: The Contribution of Michel Gondry
Dott.ssa Giulia Gabrielli has made her Ph.D. at the University of Triest in Communication Science. She teaches the history of the cinema and of music video and works at the Italian online journal „Fucine Mute“ (www.fucine.com)
, where she has published various articles on the directors and the aesthetics of music video.
(University of Paderborn):
Wen interessiert schon die Musik in Musikclips? Für eine multiperspektivische popkulturwissenschaftliche Beobachtung von Musikclips
Christoph Jacke is professor for the theory, aesthetic and history of popular music in the study-course „Popular Music and Media“ at the faculty for cultural sciences of the University of Paderborn. Among others, he has published the book „Medien(sub)kultur: Geschichten - Diskurse - Entwürfe“, Bielefeld 2004. See also www.christophjacke.de
(MOMA, New York):
Looking at Music
Holger and Cornelia Lund
Barbara London is a curator of video and digital media in the Department of Media of The Museum of Modern Art in New York where she curates also the permanent collection of music videos. She has organized various exhibitions and published many articles and books on video and media installations.
“Get the cut“ - Zum Verhältnis von Musikvideo und Visual Music
Klaus Neumann-Braun/Axel Schmidt
Dr. Cornelia Lund has studied French Literature and Art History, Dr. Holger Lund has studied Art History and Science of Literature; while frequently teaching as associates at various institutions they are both working as curators of the media-art-space “fluctuating-images. contemporary media art" in Stuttgart see www.fluctuating-images.de.
(University of Basel):
Zum Wandel der Videocliprezeption in der Folge veränderter Distributionspolitiken des Videoclip- und Musik(TV)marktes
Prof. Klaus Neumann-Braun has the Chair for Media Science at the University of Basel; together with his collaborator at the Institute for Media Science, Dr. Axel Schmidt, he has edited the volume “VIVA MTV! Popmusik im Fernsehen“, Frankfurt am Main 1999; together with Lothar Mikos he has published in 2006 “Videoclips und Musikfernsehen“; towards summer 2008 he will publish at the Nomos Verlag Baden-Baden the book “VIVAMTV! Reloaded“ (together with Axel Schmidt and Ulla Autenrieth).
Dr. Axel Schmidt has studied Sociology and Paedagogy; in his publications he has dealt with youth culture, media and music videos (see e.g. “Sound and Vision go MTV. Die Geschichte des Musiksenders bis heute“, in: „Viva MTV!“ [s.a.], p. 93-131). Currently he is teaching and doing research at the Institute for Media Science in the areas of popular culture, qualitative methods and TV-‘docutainment’.
(Università „La Sapienza”, Rome):
The Aesthetics of Music Videos: An Open Debate
Prof. Paolo Peverini teaches “Visual aspects of communication” at the University of Rome “Luiss". He has, among other publications, written the book “Il videoclip: strategie e figure di una forma breve”, Rome 2004.
(Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne):
A French Genealogy of Videoclips - Phonoscènes, Cinéphonies, Scopitones and Vidéomusiques
Thomas Schmitt has studied cinema technique at the École “Louis Lumiere” in Paris and works as a journalist and film critic; he has participated at various festivals on adverts and promo clips in France and currently writes his Ph.D. about the “History of audio-visual short formats in France”. Since 2008, he teaches theory, history, economy and aesthetics of the music video at the international film school in Paris (EICAR). He is also secretary of the SPPAM (Syndicat des Producteurs de Programmes Audiovisuels & Musicaux).
(Arizona State University, Tempe)
The Present and Future of Music Video Aesthetics
Carol Vernallis is professor at the Film and Media Studies Program of the Arizona State University; she is the author of the book “Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context”, New York 2004; she is currently writing a book entitled “The Art and Industry of Music Video” which will contain interviews with music video directors as well as a description of the production and distribution of music videos.
(Freie Universität Berlin):
Sinn und Sinnlichkeit: Zwei Clips zu Rammsteins “Du riechst so gut“
Kathrin Wetzel/Christian Jegl
Dr. Matthias Weiß has studied Art history and Theatre Science. Since 2005 he works as a collaborator at the Special Research Group “Cultures of the Performative" at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2007 he has published the “Madonna revidiert. Rekursivität im Videoclip“ (Dietrich Reimer Verlag).
„Future thrills the Video Star“ Die Zukunft des Musikvideos
Kathrin Wetzel and Christian Jegl are Communication Designer (B. A.). Together they have concluded their studies at the HTWG Konstanz in 2007 with their bachelor-thesis “Future thrills the Video Star Die Zukunft des Musikvideos."