rethinking the preservation of media art
24. August 2010
ISEA2010 RUHR CONFERENCE | STILL ACCESSIBLE? RETHINKING THE PRESERVATION OF MEDIA ART
Orchesterzentrum NRW Dortmund 10:00 – 12:00 AM | Dortmunder U 1:30 – 3:30 PM | 24.08.2010
In recent years it has become ever more apparent that the demands media art places on museums and exhibition centres is greater than the usual degree of care traditionally provided by curators and conservators. The panel Still Accessible? Rethinking the Preservation of Media Art should communicate the need to rethink preservation techniques and pass on the knowledge of current projects in this field. The second part of the event will be held in the rooms used by the Bill Seaman presentation Exchange Fields (see above). The panels will be held in the English language.
P13 | STILL ACCESSIBLE? RETHINKING THE PRESERVATION OF MEDIA ART | PART 1 |
TUESDAY, 24th AUGUST 2010 | 10:00 – 12:00 AM |
ORCHESTERZENTRUM NRW | DORTMUND
This panel assembles experts concerned with the complex issue of conservation and restoration of media art installations, who will present their recent research on restoration practices. The panel will be held in the English language.
Dr. Renate Buschmann, imai: Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Rudolf Frieling, SFMOMA: Between remake and reperformance: Emerging narratives in media art
John Bell, Still Water/University of Maine New Media: Archiving Experience. The Third Generation Variable Media Questionnaire
Gaby Wijers, NIMK / Rony Vissers, PACKED: Obsolete equipment. The Preservation of playback and display equipment for audiovisual arts
Dr. Tiziana Caianiello, Research Fellow at imai / Julia Giebeler, Cologne University of Applied Sciences: Conserving Interactivity: imai case study on Bill Seaman’s Exchange Fields
P20 | STILL ACCESSIBLE? RETHINKING THE PRESERVATION OF MEDIA ART | PART 2 |
TUESDAY, 24th AUGUST 2010 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM | DORTMUNDER U – LOCATION OF INSTALLATION
The second part of the programme includes a presentation of Bill Seaman's Installation Exchange Fields (Collection Museum Ostwall, Dortmund), an imai case study in cooperation with Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences / Cologne University of Applied Sciences. This presentation enables panel participants to study the restored version and to discuss methods and results of conservation of media art. The restoration strategy will be subject of the final panel discussion assembling the artist and experts involved in the case study. The panel will be held in English language.
Moderated by Dr. Renate Buschmann, director of imai.
Dr. Tiziana Caianiello, art historian, research coordinator at imai
Julia Giebeler, conservator, thesis on Exchange Fields by Bill Seaman
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Heydenreich, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Kurt Wettengl, director of the Museum Ostwall, Dortmund
Bill Seaman, artist of Exchange Fields
Axel Wirths, curator of vison.ruhr, manager of 235 Media
ISEA2010 RUHR | AUSSTELLUNG | EXHIBITION | BILL SEAMAN - EXCHANGE FIELDS |
DORTMUNDER U | 20.08.2010 – 05.09.2010
Vernissage: Donnerstag, 19. August 2010, 17:00 Uhr
In co-operation with the Dortmund Museum Ostwall imai presented the restored video installation Exchange Fields
from the American artist Bill Seaman. The interactive installation was
conceived by Seaman in 2000 especially for the exhibition vision.ruhr (Zeche
Zollern II/IV, Dortmund). After the exhibition the work became the
property of the Museum Ostwall, but since then has not been on view.
After merely 10 years the original technology was no longer robust
enough for a new, permanent presentation.
Under the management of imai and in co-operation with the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, the Museum Ostwall and the agency 235 MEDIA GmbH an appropriate restoration and re-staging of Exchange Fields has been created and realised. (20. August - 05. September 2010)
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