A sophisticated database structuring the knowledge of the southern circuit the Associação Cultural Videobrasil has amassed over the last twenty-three years, Videobrasil On-line is allotted its own space at the Festival in the form of laboratories at which the researchers and editors responsible for its content will help videomakers experiment with it, teaching them how to input new data and update older entries and discussing indexing modes and key-concepts.

More than simply facilitating extraordinary proximity between the user and the instrument, the objective of this activity is to share Videobrasil On-line with the community it was designed to serve, thus sharing the responsibility for the updating and precision of its content amongst artists, curators, and researchers. The idea behind the laboratories is to establish a model of participation that can become as a norm for all those interested in strengthening the southern circuit.

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