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Dear List,

Marisa is an arts organiser and writer who is familiar with CRUMB and has asked me to post this message. We look forward to the essay!

Beryl

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Dear friends,

I am just finishing an essay for Afterimage on curating in the media arts
and I wonder if you might take the time to share with me your answers to the
following survey.  (This is a survey for artists, as well as independent and
institution-affiliated curators.)

Thank you, in advance.  (With apologies to those who received this more than
once.)
~Marisa

NAME?

WHAT IS YOUR "TITLE"?

WITH WHAT INSTITUTION(S), IF ANY, ARE YOU AFFILIATED?

ARE YOU AN ARTIST?  IN WHAT MEDI(A) DO YOU WORK?  FEEL FREE TO LIST URL'S OR
PUBLICATIONS.

CURATORS, WHAT IS YOUR OFFICIAL JOB DESCRIPTION? WHAT DUTIES DO YOU
REGULARLY PERFORM OUTSIDE OF THIS JOB DESCRIPTION?  WHAT ARE THE MOST
CHALLENGING ASPECTS OF YOUR WORK?

IF YOU ARE AFFILIATED WITH AN INSTITUTION, WITH WHOM MUST YOU COLLABORATE,
AND HOW, IN DOING YOUR JOB?  (CONSERVATORS, PR/MARKETING PEOPLE,
DEVELOPMENT, DIRECTORS, ETC.)

CURATORS, HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR INTERACTION (QUALITY, QUANTITY, NATURE,
SCOPE, ETC.) WITH ARTISTS DIFFERS FROM THAT OF CURATORS IN OTHER FIELDS?

ARTISTS, HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR INTERACTION (QUALITY, QUANTITY, NATURE,
SCOPE, ETC.) WITH CURATORS DIFFERS FROM THAT OF ARTISTS IN OTHER FIELDS?
CAN YOU RELATE THIS TO COMMISSIONING AND ACCESSION PROCESSES?

COMPARE AND CONTRAST CURATING FOR AN INSTITUTION VS CURATING INDEPENDENTLY.

INDEPENDENT CURATORS, HOW MANY SHOWS/ PROJECTS DO YOU TYPICALLY ORGANIZE IN
A TWO-YEAR PERIOD?  PLEASE GIVE SOME EXAMPLES OF SHOWS AND/OR SHARE
ANECDOTES ABOUT CHALLENGES.

ARTISTS WHO ARE CURATORS, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DUAL ROLE?  DO YOU SEE
IT AS A DUAL ROLE/BALANCING ACT?  A NECESSITY? WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES
AND/OR REWARDS OF BEING BOTH?

WHAT PROJECTS, RESOURCES, OR PUBLICATIONS HAVE YOU FOUND VALUABLE OR
EXEMPLARY OF/IN YOUR CONCERNS?  PLEASE SHARE URL'S AND CITATIONS.

CARE TO COMMENT ON YOUR TAKE ON THE "MEDIA ARTS" VS. "NEW MEDIA"
DISTINCTION?


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Marisa S. Olson
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