De facto Standard
20 Apr 2012 - 12 May 2012
· West Space ·
Opening: Thursday 19 April 2012, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 10 May 2012, 5:30-6:30pm
In the mid 2000s, a format war took place between the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD optical disc standards for storing high definition video and audio. The Conflict resembled the earlier videotape format war between VHS and BetaMax. In an attempt to avoid a costly format war, the Blu-ray Disc Association and DVD Forum started to negotiate a compromise in early 2005. On 22 August 2005, the Blu-ray Disc Association and DVD Forum announced that the negotiations to unify their standards had failed. The format war’s resolution in favour of Blu-ray was primarily decided by two factors: shifting business alliances, including decisions by major film studios and retail distributors, and Sony’s decision to include a Blu-ray player in the PlayStation 3 video game console.
– Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Greatest Hits is a collaboration between Gavin Bell, Jarrah de Kuijer & Simon McGlinn. De facto Standard is kindly supported by the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program – Late Night Programming and is part of the Today Your Love program which is generously supported by the Australia Council.