Inventory of the entire video collection

In 1992, the video collection holds some 900 tapes, of which 65 are classified as artist videos or artworks that document the beginnings of video and performance art. The quality of many tapes has deteriorated greatly over the years due to inappropriate storage and obsolescence. To prevent further damage, they are no longer permitted to be used. The problem of preserving the medium of video becomes acutely clear: the decay of the analogue magnetic tapes, the result of aging and storing, as well as the obsolete playback technology, represent a grave danger to video art.