Day 1: Thursday March 17 on Unpacking Collaboration

Day I: March 17 2022

12:30 - 14:00 CET Workshop Collecting process: exploring the bond between production and presentation technologies through by ZEITGUISED, Victoria & Albert Museum. 

In this workshop we aim to share experiences and research as well as discuss strategies for analyzing, documenting and storing digital art for and by artists, curators and conservators. LIMA offers a DIY approach for discussing case studies in smaller groups by subscription. Gabriella Arrigoni (Research fellow, Victoria & Albert Museum), will present and discuss a digital art preservation case study from their own practice. Moderated by Olivia Brum (LIMA). 

15:00 - 15:10 CET Welcome Introduction by Olivia Brum and Kati Kivinen (Curator, Kiasma).
15:10 - 15:40 CET TST & audio-visual works (2000-) by Bas van Koolwijk (Artist).

TST is a series of abstract video compositions, compiled of digitally re-modelled video disturbances. The soundtrack consists of an audio translation of the video signal, allowing for the filtering and editing of the image material to have a similar impact on both the audible as well as the visual outcome.This series blurs the boundary between analog and digital and can be seen as an early experiment of the artist’s exploration of video and television as artistic mediums.

15:45 - 18:00 CET Presentations and discussion on Unpacking collaboration by Dušan Barok (Artist, Researcher), Natalie Kane (Victoria & Albert Museum), Yuhsien Chen (Save Media Art) and Mauricio van der Maesen de Sombreff (LIMA) moderated by Kati Kivinen (Kiasma).

For almost 20 years collaboration has been a key component in digital art preservation projects. Collaboration between the project team, within the institutions and with the broader community of colleagues, artists, users and industry that the project aims to serve. Over the last years collaboration and working in networks came to a next level. What can be learned from these new collaborations within and outside of the scope of the museum? This session will explore how current digital art preservation projects are initiated, organized and what their challenges are. How do these networks deal with differences, decision making and politics? Dušan Barok (Artist, Researcher) Forging alliances for the care of media arts and culture in Central Europe, Natalie Kane (Curator of Digital Design at Victoria & Albert Museum) Preserving and sharing born-digital and hybrid objects from and across the National Collection, Yuhsien Chen (Director, Save Media Art) Building A network for conservation time based media in Taiwan and Mauricio van der Maesen de Sombreff (Researcher, LIMA) Media Art preservation infrastructure and network in the Netherlands will each share their work and work process followed by a discussion moderated by Kati Kivinen (Curator, Kiasma).

In the sections on the right you will find a general description of Transformation Digital Art 2022 symposium as well as the detailed programme for Day 2 on Distributed Knowledge. ​

Please note: Short project presentations highlighting current research in documenting and archiving software based art at LIMA and partner institutions will be presented on both symposium days. 


Tickets for the symposium are available here.
Tickets for the workshops are €12,50- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person.
Tickets for the evening programme are €7,50,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person.
A Passe-partout ticket for all (Thursday & Friday) is €35,- (incl. VAT) per person.


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Design by Pier Taylor.
Transformation Digital Art Symposium 2022 is supported by AFKMondriaan Fonds, Pica foundation.