Web videos play a crucial role in the political protests that mobilize today‘s civil society. Spread and shared across social media, they draw attention to a variety of issues, serve as evidence and, ultimately, as a call to action.

In the attempt to win viewers’ hearts and minds, various new film forms and practices are emerging in the networked spaces of the Web 2.0. These new types of videos actively engage their audience by inviting participation, and thus contribute to the formation of counterpublics and social movements.

However, the power of web videos remains a contentious issue, as it is often associated with problems such as misuse, deception, ‘clicktivism‘ or surveillance.

The conference will bring together international researchers and activists to discuss the political aesthetics, strategies, and impact of these new lm forms – in short, the power of contemporary activist videos.

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Tina Askanius
Robin Celikates
John Corner
Jens Eder
Sirin Erensoy
Kathrin Fahlenbrach
Maike Gosch
Britta Hartmann
Nanna Heidenreich
Nather Henafe Alali
Concha Mateos
Leil-Zahra Mortada
Kate Nash
Sascha Simons
Gabi Sobliye
Chris Tedjasukmana
Margarita Tsomou
Malte Voß
Thorsten Winsel

Organized by

Organized by Jens Eder, Britta Hartmann, Julian Radlmaier and Chris Tedjasukmana, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Project: Video Activism 2.0 Between Social Media and Social Movements)

The event, like all events at the ICI Berlin, is open to the public, free of charge. The audience is presumed to consent to a possible recording on the part of the ICI Berlin. If you would like to attend the event yet might require assistance, please contact Event Management.

For safety reasons, venue doors will be closed when capacity limits are reached.