JONES, C. & MULLER, L. The Giver of Names: Documentary Collection, 2008

Posted on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 14:49
Screen shot David Rokeby interview

In late 2007, Caitlin Jones and Lizzie Muller were awarded research residencies at the Daniel Langlois Foundation Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) to explore ways of documenting digital media artworks. These research projects focused on the exhibition e-art, New Technologies and Contemporary Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and more specifically, the installation The Giver of Names by David Rokeby.

Caitlin Jones' research objective was to examine a number of existing models of documentation with an emphasis on artist's intent. Lizzie Muller's original research objective was to find ways to document and archive the audience's descriptions of their experiences.

The combined results of these two studies are now available in the form of a documentary collection containing interviews, technical and audiovisual documentation on The Giver of Names, as well as essays on the methodology and the research issues of the two researchers.

The following documents are available in this online publication:

Introduction to the Collection

• Background

• Between real and ideal

• Our process

• Conclusion


The Giver of Names: Documentary Collection

• Interview with David Rokeby

• Installation views

• Technical details and hardware

- Drawings

- Hardware

• Exhibition context

• Audience interviews

- Video-cued recalls

- Semi-structured interviews

- Exit interviews

- Museum attendants interviews

• Other installations