The Stadtwerkstatt Archive

Stadtwerkstatt a culture initiative in Linz/Austria sets up autonomous structures since 1979 and stands for New Art Contexts and Clubculture. The Stadtwerkstatt Archive is a collection of videos in all formats since 1984. More than 880 tapes are registered and many more are not yet localized.
The tapes show mostly highlights of the early years of Stadtwerkstatt.

For example an atmospheric recording of a concert from the Einstürzenden Neubauten 1984. Automaten TV 1989, a livebroadcast on 3Sat a cooperation between TV-Stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland or
Checkpoint 95 a interactive livebroadcast in Europe (3Sat), in eleven timezones of the Soviet Union and in three timezones of the USA. Or Clickscape 98 a interactive project within the Ars Electronica
Festival 1998 where an illuminated building facade became an internet-controlled message board.

In 2014 Stadtwerkstatt started to digitize the archive – so far 117 videos have been processed and many more are waiting to be proofed and archived.

Franz Xaver