DPC Webinar - 'Preservation Practices of New Media Artists' with Colin Post, UNC
8 February 2017 | 14:00 Online webinar
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New media art constitutes a significant vein of contemporary artistic production, with many artists creating culturally significant artworks that critically investigate the meanings and uses of technology in the contemporary moment. Yet countless such works have been lost from the cultural record, with even more rapidly becoming inaccessible.
While there exists a growing body of literature devoted to the preservation of new media artworks in institutional collections, a great many such artworks remain uncollected, and thus without the benefit of the resources and preservation know-how afforded to artworks within major collections.
In this webinar, Colin Post from the University of North Carolina, addresses this lack of research by posing the following questions: How do new media artists conceive of the preservation of their artworks? Do preservation concerns arise in the process of creation? How do preservation challenges manifest in the ongoing maintenance of an artwork?