Transformation Digital Art 2018 | International Symposium on Digital Art Preservation

MARCH 22 & 23 
‘Transformation Digital Art 2018’ will take place at LIMA, Amsterdam.

The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?

In the context of the new LIMA project Art Host, the symposium ‘Transformation Digital Art 2018’ will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam. International participants from an array of professional backgrounds will ask what strategies can be developed in order to take artworks of an inherently digital, performative and processual nature into the future. Speakers will share best practices, research and cases studies concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software based art. 

We are pleased to announce the following names of artists, conservators, researchers and curators who will contribute to the symposium: Karen Archey (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Josephine Bosma, Ives Bernard (IMAL), Serena Cangiano (SUPSI), Louise Cone (National Gallery of Denmark), Annet Dekker (University of Amsterdam), Harm van den Dorpel (Artist), Constant Dullaart (Artist), Patrícia Falcão (Tate Modern), Paulien ‘t Hoen (SBMK), Aurora Loerakker (Van Abbemuseum), Geert Lovink (INC), Aymeric Mansoux (Artist), Rachel Somers Miles (LIMA), Arthur van Mourik (Centraal Museum), Geert Mul (Artist), Martine Neddam (Artist), Marcel Ras (NDE), Joost Rekveld (Artist), Margit Rosen or Morgane Stricot (ZKM), Sylvia van Schaik (RCE), Mila van der Weide (LIMA), and Gaby Wijers (LIMA). 

DAY 1: Thursday, March 22, 10:00 - 18:30 
DAY 2: Friday, March 23, 10:00 - 17:00

See below for the preliminary timetable/programme.

The symposium will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam.
Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Registration for the symposium is now open!

Tickets are €28,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, and includes lunch.

Please note tickets for DAY 1 & DAY 2 need to be purchased separately.
You will also be prompted to make a choice between two different DAY 2 options which reflects the different afternoon sessions you can attend. 

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Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we update the programme with contributor information, presentation blurbs & bios. Keep an eye on our website and attend the event on Facebook to stay up to date.

The symposium is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL


Preliminary Timetable/Programme

10:00: Registration & coffee at LIMA, Amsterdam
10:30 – 12:30: PART I: Points of Departure
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 14:30: Conversation on Conservation with Karen Archey (Curator of Contemporary Art for Time-Based Media, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Martine Neddam(Artist) on Sustaining Mouchette 
14:30 – 16:30: PART II: Artists in Need of Documentation, Scores, and Support/Service 
16:30 – 17:00: Break
17:00 – 18:30: PART III: Alternative Strategies
DAY 2: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
10:00: Registration & coffee at LIMA, Amsterdam
10:30: Welcome and Introduction by Gaby Wijers (LIMA): Acting on Change | Taking Control
10:35: PART I: Sustainable Storage and Access of Digital Art
12:30 – 13:30: Lunch
13:30 – 16:00: PART II:  How to Take Control - Best Practices in Conversation
Option A) How to Take Control - Best Practices, Moderated by Geert Lovink (INC): Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart, Aymeric Mansoux 
Option B) How to Take Control in Institutional Collections - Best Practices: Sylvia van Schaik (RCE), Mila van der Weide (LIMA), Aurora Loerakker (Van Abbemuseum), Arthur van Mourik (Centraal Museum)
16:00: Rounding Up: Summary of best practices and reflection on symposium & drinks




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