Vera Tollmann (1976) is a cultural scientist and freelance writer based in Berlin. In 2013, she co-curated the ninth edition of the Video Vortex conference at the Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Luneburg and the web video series "The Future of Cinema" for Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. She curated “Case Study China,” which was exhibited at House of World Cultures, Berlin, in 2009 and later at 4D, Berlin in 2011. Her small publication, China: Der deutschen Presse Märchenland 2 (2011) is an hommage to Gunter Amendt and his pamphlet of the same title and a text montage of newspaper articles about Ai Weiwei's arrest and release.

Tollman gave a presentation on hybrid video on the Chinese internet at The Idea of Radical Media Conference, organised by MaMa Media Lab in Zagreb, Croatia. Most recently, she curated a video program for the conference "Studying Modern China" (Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin, 2014). Her writing and teaching focuses on the effects of digitization, and over the past two years she has looked at online video from a journalistic and theoretical perspective.

Last Updated: September 23, 2014



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