The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, North America (INCCA-NA)
together with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP)
A Talk by Artist
Monday, October 25, 2010
at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
As part of Modern Mondays at MoMA, Irish©\born artist John Gerrard presents his recent
work in real©\time 3D. His digital landscapes are recognizable¡ªpig farm, oil derrick, grain
silo, and dust storm. Meanwhile the processes and implications are ambiguous. As day
passes into night, actions occur, but a particular moment remains frozen in time. His work
lies somewhere between documentary and fiction, consisting of images that are constantly
developing and regenerating, but seem eternal. The underlying tension comes from
Gerrard¡¯s moral discomfort with humankind¡¯s abuse of the environment.
Organized in conjunction with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) and the
International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art¡ªNorth America
(INCCA¡ªNA), the program concludes with a look at media conservation in a conversation
between the artist, and Associate Curator Barbara London, and Time©\Based Media
Conservator Glenn Wharton.
About Modern Mondays at MoMA
Where is the cutting edge of the motion picture? Building upon The Museum of Modern
Art's long tradition of exploring cinematic experimentation, Modern Mondays is a showcase
for innovation on screen. Engage with contemporary filmmakers and moving image artists,
and rediscover landmark works that changed the way we experience film and media.
Organized by the Department of Film and the Department of Media and Performance
Art. Modern Mondays is made possible by Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro. Additional
support is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP) is a nonprofit service, education, and
advocacy organization committed to the preservation of non©\commercial electronic media.
IMAP has grown from a New York¡ªbased consortium of arts organizations and individuals
to a national resource for preservation training, information, and advocacy. IMAP¡¯s core
constituents include institutions, organizations, and individuals whose diverse media
collections are underserved by existing preservation efforts. IMAP provides archivists,
artists, conservators, curators, distributors, librarians, media makers, producers, registrars,
scholars, and other professionals with accessible solutions to document and preserve
media collections. More at www.imappreserve.org
The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA) is a network of professionals connected to the conservation of modern and contemporary art. The INCCA website (www.incca.org) functions as a platform for information and knowledge exchange and provides tools and links to resources relating to the preservation of contemporary artworks. The North American group (INCCA-NA) was formed in 2006 and is committed to developing local workshops, panel discussions, and programs for the North American contemporary art community.
Hope to see you there,
Chair of Program Committee