Essays about video and video art by Torben Soeborg

        The essays are written over a long span of years. They are reproduced here in their original form
        - although part of an essay today may be "outdated" or have been used in one of the other essays.
        Only the essays about video installations (Essay 3 and 5) have been revised and rewritten and
        are here published only in the new version as Essay 13.

1. "Video + kunst = videokunst?" (Video + art = video art?) [only in Danish]
         Sune Nordgreen (edit): Videokonst i Norden, Kalejdoskop, nr.3-4, Kristianstad,
        Sweden, 1983, p. 11-16

2. "Videokunst og kunstkritk ... tanker efter en paneldiskussion" [only in Danish]
        (Video Art and Art Criticism ... Thoughts after a Panel Discussion)
        u.p., Haslev, Denmark, 1983

3. "VIDEO + TID + RUM = VIDEO INSTALLATION" (Video + time + space = video installation)
        Torben Soeborg (edit): VIDEO monitor - Newsletter om nordisk videokunst,
        Nordisk Kulturfond, 1984

4. "Aspekter af videokunst" (Aspects of video art)
        FOOLS-85 FESTIVAL, Katalog, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1985

5. "Video-installationer: ... like having your cake and eating it, too!" [only in Danish]
        VIDEO MARATHON II, NORTH-information, No. 161, Roskilde, Denmark,1988

6. "VIDEO & KUNST = et provisorium" (Video & art = a provisional measure) [only in Danish]
        Honningpumpen, No.1, 1989, Faggruppen af Kunstbibliotekarer, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1989

7. ""Mais je suis passager", I insist" [only in Danish]
        Susanne Neimann (edit): EN STØJ I ØJET. Film- og videoeksperimenter, Klim. Aarhus, 1989, p. 37-42

8. "Video er ogsaa kultur og kunst ... bl.a.: Om videokunstens   vilkaar" [only in Danish]
        (Video is also culture and art ... among other things: About the condition of video art)
        Carsten Frederiksen (edit): DEN HELLIGE SKRIFT. En bog om boeger og billedmedier,
        Danmarks Biblioteksforening, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1989, p. 163-170

9. "VAND, VIDEO OG POESI ... at undres med Fabrizio Plessi" [only in Danish]
        (Water, video and poetry - to wonder with Fabrizio Plessi)
        monitor, 24/92, Haslev, Denmark, 1992

10. "Videokunst - Between Department Store and Television - zwishen Schicksal
    und Anspruch (eller om at se TV og laese video)"
[only in Danish]
        (Video art - between department store and television - between destiny and
        demand (or about looking at TV and reading video))
        monitor, 32/94, Haslev, Denmark, 1994

11A. "Video Artists, video art ... and Television?" [only in English]
        A paper for the FIV 95 Festival, November 1995, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11. "Nuevos tendencias en media - eller gentagelser af tidligere trends" (New trends in media -
        or repetition of earlier trends)
[only in Danish]
        monitor, 38/96, Haslev, Denmark, 1996

12. "Videokunst-hjemmekunst" (Video art - "home art") [only in Danish]
        Kunstavisen, No. 2, 1998, Koege, Denmark, 1998

13. "VIDEO + TIME + SPACE = VIDEO INSTALLATION" [only in English]
         Published online, 1999

14. "Video- og mediakunst: Teknologi og tendenser"
        (Video and Media Art: Technology and trends)
[only in Danish]
       
monitor, 43/2000, Haslev, Denmark, 2000

15. "VIDEO\BILLEDE - ad overvejelserne i monitor 43/2000"
        (Video\Picture - with reference to the thoughts in monitor, 43/2000 [Essay 14])
[only in Danish]
       
monitor, 44/2000, Haslev, Denmark, 2000

16. Introduction to the Danish Video Art Selection at Medi@terra Festival essay-22.htm
        Athens, Greece, Nov. 4, 2000 + monitor, 47/2000, Haslev, Denmark 2000
[only in English]

17. Thougts about interactivity, creativity, authorship, aesthetic theory and new media [only in English]
        monitor, 48/2000, Haslev, Denmark, 2000

18. "Videokunst: tendenser og teknologi"
        (Video Art: Trends and technology)
[only in Danish]
        Foredrag, KOMPONENT, Copenhagen, May 26, 2001

19. "Moscow Paper" [only in English]
        Paper delivered by Torben Soeborg at the MEDIA FORUM
        of the XXIII Moscow International film Festival,  Moscow Russia, June 23-27, 2001¨

20. SHIFT from Exhibition to Reflection: Some Personal Viewpoints on Art Installations [only in English]
        October 16, 2003

21. The Poetic Inspiration of my Video Art Works [only in English]
        November 1, 2003

22. The Subtle Ways of Censorship on Democracy (only in English)
         Paper delivered by Torben Soeborg at the conference
         CENSORSHIP A VIRUS IN THE NEW MEDIA SCAPE
         Bucharest, Romania, November 3-4, 1994

23. Bemærkninger om og reflektioner over VIDEOKUNST (only in Danish)
        (Observations and Refections about VIDEO ART)
        Paper delivered by Torben Soeborg at conference,
        Frölunda Kulturhus, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 1989

24. My Involvment with Video and Video Art (only in English)
      Torben Soeborg interview to English magazine, 2001-2002 8not published)

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