The audiovisual interviews, done by the Audiovisual Archive’s Team, are published by the communication media of the Buenos Aires City Government.
- The TV program "Work in Progress", broadcasted since 2005 by Ciudad Abierta Channel.
- The radio series "The Pens", broadcasted by FM 2x4.
- The website: a virtual audiovisual archive that allows people to know their artists through videos, audios and texts.
The public attention area is equipped with computers, television sets and CD, DVD and VHD players. Through a catalogue searching, it is possible to watch on the computer, for example, a TV program of an interview done to Julio Cortázar, a conference by Alberto Laiseca, a video about Olga Orozco, an interview the Audiovisual Archive has done to writer Eduardo Belgrano Rawson, or listen to an audio of Alejandra Pizarnik. To consult the registries, you must arrange an appointment:
The audio and video archives on our website are fragments of the interviews done by the Audiovisual Archive team. The audio and video registries of all the sections are a little part of the original ones. At the public attention area it is possible to watch or listen to the complete documents. See Orientation Guide.
In order to find what it is request, the Audiovisual Archive counts with staff skilled to help users through the searching, make easier the access to documents, and bring additional information about the institutions that have audiovisual material on literature.
We are working with the Information System Area of the Buenos Aires City Government to develop a self consulting system in order to make easier the user’s access to all the Audiovisual Archive’s documental base in digital format.
In the Archive, it can be found (in audio and/or video format): interviews, documentaries, TV and radio programs, seminaries, debates and theatre plays, among other registries. For further information, read the Orientation Guide.
It can also be found complementary documents, such as photographs, extensive biographies and bibliographies of the most important writers. And also, historical contexts that allow to place each author in space and time.
The Audiovisual Archive content actualization never stops. The documental base grows with the new interviews done by the Audiovisual Archive team, and through the support of writers’ relatives and friends, and all literature lovers who bring materials from their private archives.
The Audiovisual Archive accepts donations.
However, in many cases, those who have any material from a relative or writer do not want to give it away. In those cases, a properly way is agreed in order to make a copy and give the original back to the owner.
In every case, the description of the material includes not only the author’s and copyright’s name, but also the identity of the one who has brought the material.
No, the current legislation prohibits it.
No. The Audiovisual Archive does not work as a video club. The material is part of a documental base that has as main goal to keep and take care of the registries.
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Audiovisual Archive of Writers
Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, 1º floor.
Tuesdays to Fridays, from 2 to 8 pm, 4806-1647/1659.