research projects
Research Project: Long-Term Archiving in the imai Foundation

Long-Term Archiving in the imai Foundation

Beginning of a two-year-long archiving project in cooperation with the LVR


Starting February 2016, the imai foundation will begin with systematic indexing and electronic long-term archiving of its collection in compliance with the modern standards. imai will work in close dialogue with the LVR Archiving Advisory and Continuing Education Centre. Time frame: 2016 to December 2017. 

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Research Project: The Media Art Agency 235 MEDIA

The Media Art Agency 235 MEDIA

And its Impact on the Production Conditions, Economisation and Internationalisation of Media Art


With the support of the Gerda Henkel Foundation the imai foundation has initiated a two-year-long research project which will for the first time systematically explore and ground in the media theory the role 235 MEDIA played in the history of video and media art.

Time frame: August 2015 until July 2017

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Materializing the Ephemeral

On the problems of the preservation and re-staging of media art installations

The imai foundation (inter media art institute) finished, with the support of the Gerda Henkel foundation , the research project "Materializing the Ephemeral" (2007-2009). The aim was to develop guidelines for the preservation and presentation of different media art installations. A series of case studies carried out by imai since 2006 served as an empirical basis for the research. 

Time frame: 2007 until 2009

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Bill Seaman | Exchange Fields | 2000 | U Dortmund, 2010 | (c) Photo: Hans Jürgen Landes

Book

Publication about the results of the research project

The results of the research project “Materializing the Ephemeral” are published in the book Media Art Installations. Preservation and Presentation. Materializing the Ephemeral

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