Workshop 'TechFocus I: Caring for Video Art'
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation and the AIC Electronic Media Group are pleased to announce a two-day workshop, "TechFocus I: Caring for Video Art," to take place September 1-2 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, in conjunction with the exhibition, "Haunted - Contemporary Video, Photography and Performance." Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, this inaugural workshop is starting a series of four planned workshops on the preservation and presentation of electronic art, acknowledging the 10th anniversary of the ground-breaking "TechArchaeology" symposium.
This workshop aims to acquaint participants with the technical functionality of both analog and digital video art as well as the technical and aesthetic impact of digitization, compression and format migration. A comparative 'school of seeing' will be offered to sensitize the participant's eye for image structure and quality. Sessions focus on the varieties of display modes of video art in an exhibition context and demonstrate the impact of equipment selection on the integrity of the artwork. Curators, conservators and technicians will provide insight into their decision-making processes and discuss their perspectives on the preservation of video art installations.
The confirmed speakers are John Hanhardt, Chrissie Iles, Jennifer Blessing, Joanna Phillips, Steven Dye, Heather Weaver, Maurice Schechter, Mona Jimenez, Howard Besser, Chris Lacinek and Agathe Jarczyk.
For more program details about the two-day workshop and registration please visit: http://www.conservation-us.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=1257
Electronic Media Group Chair
American Institute for Conservation