Documentation and Visualisation of Installation Art

Posted on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 14:27
{jcomments on}Parallel session
Documentation and Visualisation of Installation Art
presentations & discussion
Date, time
Friday 11th June, 10:00-12:00
Ulrike Baumgart
Peter Bogers, artist
Lutz Schmidt, photographer
Irene Müller, freelance curator and author
This session will start with a presentation on different methods of visualising and documenting installation art and the importance of these as a basis for further discussions at different levels; e.g. with regard to reinstallation, reconstruction or analysis of the change process and the (changing) artistic intention that may arise from this. In brief individual presentations, drawing on selected examples, different forms of documentation are displayed together with their structure. (For example: Peter Bogers: Heaven, Ritual; Joseph Beuys: Beuys Raum Kassel; Jason Rhodes). In the discussion that follows, the methods displayed and the different aspects are compared, explored and discussed based on the examples in question. Accordingly, Peter Bogers's "Heaven", "Ritual" and "Unified Fields" installations were documented from different aspects using a variety of methods, extending to an artistic version that can almost be said to be a work of art in its own right. The session will conclude with a demonstration of a spherical panoramic photograph, as well as insights into the different steps involved in "stitching" the individual photograph.
Maximum number of participants: 30
Ulrike Baumgart studied art, art history and chemistry. She has been working freelance as conservator for various museums, foundations, public institutions of art, and has specialised in the documentation and scientific analysis of installations as well as the form of presenting them considering the object’s context as well as the artist’s intention. Her research focuses on complex spatial installations and their components `potential visualization and documentation.
Works as freelance photographer since 1985. 1985 – 1995 acting as photojournalist for weekly and monthly magazines. Since 1995 working as advertising photographer. Since 2000 specialised in art documentation and Virtual Reality Photography. Lives and works near Cologne / Germany.
Irene Müller studied art history, archeology and German literature in Vienna and Zurich. 2000–04 head of the documentation Center for Swiss art at the SIAR Zurich. 2004–06 scientific collaborator in the research project ActiveArchives ( Lives and works as free-lance curator and author in Zurich.