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Marieke Istha on Thu, 29 Oct 2009 16:27:53 +0100 (CET)

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Preservation of display and playback equipment
PACKED - Platform for the Archiving and Preservation of Audiovisual Arts (Brussels) and the Netherlands Institute for Media Art (Amsterdam) currently execute a research project into the preservation of display and playback equipment for video art. As part of this research project PACKED and NIMk ask the cooperation from organizations, archives and individuals.

Since the emergence of the medium video, different recording, playback and display systems have been developed that got obsolete afterwards due to the technological evolution. This equipment (video recorders, monitors, projectors, .) has often become rare. But at the same time access to it is crucial to exhibit old video works and safeguard them for the future.

PACKED and NIMk kindly ask organizations, archives and individuals that own this kind of equipment, maintain it, or need access to it to fill the questionnaire that you can find here (http://www.nimk.nl/en/index_nieuws.php?id=202). Answers from both the field of art as others fields are welcome.

More information on the project can also be found at http://www.packed.be/en//projects/readmore/obsolete_apparatuur/

PACKED and NIMk thank you for your kind cooperation. This research project runs until the end of June 2010. It is supported by an international project grant from the Flemish Government in the framework of the Cultural Heritage Decree.

To Transfer or to Transform #3
November 19th
Start: 20.00 hrs
Together with the Netherlands Media Art Institute, the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) is researching the installations Mill x Molen (1982,1990) by Bert Schutter and Panta Rhei (1988) by Ricardo Füglistahler. On Thursday night, November 19th at NIMk, Evelyne Snijders will present the research project and will give an introduction to the initial results of this investigation. Bert Schutter will present Mill x Molen and Ricardo Füglistahler will discuss with Paul Klomp the preservation process of Panta Rhei. The installations will be re-installed and presented on 19-21 November.

During the set-up the work will be comprehensively documented so that instructions for re-installation and plans for developing an approach to its long-term conservation can be drawn up. The documentation of the case studies, drawing up best practice and guidelines for re-installation are elements of the IMAGO Revisited Project. Both installations are also case studies in the Obsolete Equipment project. More information on the project: http://www.nimk.nl/en/index_nieuws.php?id=205

3th Inside Movement Knowledge Lab
23 - 30 October 2009
The third Inside Movement Knowledge lab will take place at DasArts, Amsterdam School of the Arts from 23 to 30 October 2009 followed by an expert meeting on dance reconstruction. The NIMk research group reviewed models for the documentation and reconstruction of contemporary art. As part of our ongoing project of producing a model for documenting and reconstructing Extra Dry, we studied existing documentation of EG | PC in preparation of an in-depth interview with Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten to take place in November.

More information on the project can also be found at


Symposium Contemporary Art Who Cares?
10-12 June 2010 in Amsterdam.
Besides the 2010 symposium in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute of Cultural Heritage and the Foundation for the Preservation of Modern Art are organizing a seminar in December 2009, in Ljubljana Slovenia.

A Race Against Time: Online tutorial : Preserving Our Audiovisual Media
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) traveled to 8 U.S. cities over the course of several years presenting the program entitled A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovisual Media. This series of videos was developed based on the content from those programs. This online tutorial was developed for curators, librarians, archivists, collections managers and other staff who are involved in managing machine-based media collections in cultural institutions. Viewers will learn basic principles and concepts for managing audiovisual collections and will be provided with information and strategies for preservation, contracting for reformatting, and finding funding opportunities.

Reconstructing Swiss Video Art from the 1970s and 1980s
(German and English Editions)
Publication of the 2008 exhibition and symposium Reconstructing Swiss Video Art from the 1970s and 1980s by the AktiveArchive research project in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Luzern. Focusing on the concept of the exhibition, the principle of re-performance implemented in the reconstructions, and the problems raised by the long term conservation of electronic works.

Monitoring Media Art Preservation
Online newsletter on preservation of the Netherlands Media Art Institute and offers information and news about ongoing research, presentations and publications dealing with video and media art preservation. The newsletter is in English only. SUBSCRIBE? send an email to preservation {AT} nimk.nl

Editor: Gaby Wijers gaby {AT} nimk.nl

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*Marieke Istha
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28 oktober - 4 november Vi-deum, nieuwe videokunst uit Mexico
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