bildwechsel was founded in 1979 by students of the Art Academy Hamburg to encourage the presence of women in audiovisual media. Since 1986, bildwechsel is an umbrella organization that forms a platform for networking, exchange, representation and actions by female artists and supporters. bildwechsel houses two unique international collections, a video collection and the künstlerinnenarchiv. künstlerinnenarchiv collects materials about female artists from all periods of art as well as art works representing women. Moreover, bildwechsel is a forum for meetings and events. While touring southern Germany with their mobile archive, bildwechsel will come to Stuttgart to present videos, materials and performances.