Transformation Digital Art 2021 International symposium on the preservation of software-based art

Posted on Tue, 02/16/2021 - 17:03



Date and time


Transformation Digital Art symposium is designed as an opportunity to share best practices concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software-based art. This year the focus of the symposium will be on Documenting Digital Art. 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 2021 aims to show and discuss existing and new strategies for the documentation, transmission, and preservation of digital art for and by artists, curators and conservators. This year's symposium will be presented online.


Annie Abrahams (artist), Matt Adams (Artist), Andres Bosshard (Artist), Annet Dekker (Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies, University of Amsterdam), Michelle Feelders (Artist), Francesca Franco (Art Historian, researcher, curator), Gabriella Giannachi (Professor in Performance and New Media, University of Exeter), Stefan Glowacki (Researcher, LIMA), Mark Hellar (Technology Consultant, Hellar Studio), Sanneke Huisman (Curator and Writer, LIMA), Brigitte Janssen (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Project Manager NADD), Michelle Kasprzak (Curator, Writer, Artist), Niels Koomen (Regional Archive of Zutphen), Ellen Kotthaus (conservator, HEK), Marcella Lista (Chief Curator of the New Media Collection, Centre Georges Pompidou), Alexandre Michaan (Media Art Conservator), Arthur van Mourik (Collection Manager Centraal Museum), Eoin O'Donohoe (Digital Preservation Analyst, Sound & Vision), Claudia Röck (Conservator, HEK), Vivian van Saaze (Associate Professor Literature & Art, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht), Katrina Sluis (Researcher, Writer and Curator), Mauricio Van Der Maesen de Sombreff (Artist), Grace Weiss (Assistant Registrar, Media Arts - SFMOMA), Layna White (Director of Collections, SFMOMA), Gaby Wijers (Director, LIMA).


DAY 1: Wednesday, March 24, 17h00 - 21h30 CET

Workshop 1: Workshop Documentation Digital Art with HEK 18h00-19h30 CET

DAY 2: Thursday, March 25, 17h00 - 21h30 CET

Workshop 2: Workshop Documentation Digital Art with Centre Pompidou 18h00-19h30 CET

DAY 3: Friday, March 26, 17h00 - 19h30 CET

Workshop 3: Workshop Documentation Digital Art with SFMoma 18h00-19h30 CET

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Tickets for the workshops are €20,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person. Tickets for the whole day (inc. workshop & evening programme) are €25,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person. Tickets for the evening programme only (Wednesday & Thursday) are €5,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person. A Passe-partout ticket for all (Wednesday-Friday) is €50,- (incl. VAT) per person.


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