In honour of last week’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, EUscreen released – one year after launching the portal – a new selection of exhibitions, which explore politics, history, culture, controversy, scandal and violence.
The newly curated TVR exhibition on Communist Romania offers an insight into aspects of this society captured on television. It includes footage of the building projects which were so dear to Ceausescu’s heart, the importance of youth organisations under the communist regime and the cult of personality which surrounded the dictator and his wife. Go to exhibition.
Exhibition created by Irina Negraru, Gabi Fiter, Denisa Badea, Irina Bordeianu and Mihai Ciobanu.
The Dutch Dream Machine
Discover more about the history of Dutch broadcasting and the growth of television technology in the latest fascinating exhibition by Sound and Vision. This exhibition details how television operated and developed with the socio-political ‘pillarisation’ of Dutch society and demonstrates how debates about television addressed the function and purpose of the new medium. Go to exhibition.
The Dutch Dream Machine. Exhibition curated by Rianne de Neef, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision/Utrecht University.
Taboo and Controversy
The exhibition Taboo and Controversy has been curated using material from all the EUscreen content providers and covers a range of topics including controversial television programming, extreme content, the first nudity on television and debates about sexuality, drugs and promiscuity. Go to exhibition.
Taboo and Controversy. Exhibition curated by Sian Barber, Royal Holloway, University of London, Dana Mustata, University of Groningen and Berber Hagedoorn, University of Utrecht.
More to come
These new exhibitions will soon be joined by a second exhibition from RTE which offers a political and social introduction to the period of ‘the Troubles’ in Ireland. Video footage and stills of interviews with politicians and activists, news reports of violent activity and discussions about the political and economic background combine to create a thoughtful and sobering account of this complex period. Explore these new exhibitions and many more on the EUscreen portal: www.euscreen.eu