Transformation Digital Art
Transformation Digital Art 2020 aims to show and discuss excising and new strategies for the documentation, transmission, and preservation o

About this Event

MARCH 19 & 20, 2020

Transformation Digital Art Symposium

LIMA Amsterdam

In performance and digital art, documentation has become the focus of conservation and presentation strategies. These artistic practices also challenge existing forms of documentation, resulting in new ways of thinking about documentation. What can be learned from other practices within and outside of the scope of the museum? Transformation Digital Art 2020 aims to show and discuss excising and new strategies for the documentation, transmission, and preservation of digital art for and by artists, curators and conservators.

Documentation — a work’s physical remnant or trace —is created and used in different ways, depending on its use, perspective and timing. First and foremost, from the moment the work is conceived, its documentation serves the artists and their collaborators. As its development progresses, the documentation targets an increasingly wide audience, playing an important role in the mediation, dissemination, contextualization and history of the artwork. Next, the documentation is used and expanded upon through a variety of actions and activities, such as the work’s installation, preservation and restoration. Also audiences are documenting and circulating images of these artworks and so documentation becomes part of identity construction. And ultimately, it is likely that documentation will survive the work, becoming its historical witness and sometimes supplementing any remaining fragments or relics.

CONTRIBUTORS

We are pleased to announce the first names of contributors to Transformation Digital Art 2019: Vivian van Saaze (University of Maastricht), Gabriella Giannachi (University of Exeter), Steve Benford (University of Notthingham), Rachel Somers Miles (LIMA) & Stefan Glowacki (LIMA), Aymeric Mansoux (Artist/Researcher), Julie Boschat Thorez (Artist/Researcher), Dušan Barok (University of Amsterdam), Sanneke Huisman (LIMA), Martijn van Boven (Artez Institute of the Arts), Marisa Olson (Artist/Writer/Curator/Media theorist), Marcel Ras (NDE), Eoin O’Donohoe (Beeld en Geluid), Gaby Wijers (LIMA). More speakers to be announced.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1: Thursday, March 19, 10:00 – 17.30

DAY 2: Friday, March 20, 10:00 – 17:30

Workshop 1: Wikipedia: Writing Artist Biographies for Mediakunst.net.

Workshop 2: Collaborative Experimental Publishing as an Art Preservation Strategy: Documenting Naked on Pluto on Monoskop wiki.

**For your DAY 2 ticket, you will have a choice between the two options in the tickets section.

LOCATION

The symposium will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam.

LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

TICKETS

Registration for the symposium is mandatory.

Tickets are €50,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, and includes lunch.

Student tickets are €10,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, not including lunch. Make sure you bring your student ID.

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** Please note tickets for DAY 1 & DAY 2 must be purchased separately. For your DAY 2 ticket, you will have a choice between the two options in the tickets section. **

The Symposium is part of the collaborative research project Documenting Digital Art and is supported by Arts & Humanities Research Council