The conference series realized as part of the project ‘Technological Arts Preservation’—enacted through the collaboration of Sabancı University and digitalSSM with the sponsorship of Digilogue—continue with the two-part series talk titled ‘Preservation of Net Art’
of October at 14.00 pm
“Telematic Media-archaeological Performance: the Afterlife of the Minitel
Moderator: Osman Serhat Karaman (digitalSSM Archive and Research Space Manager)
Contributors: PAMAL_Group - Lionel Broye (Artist and Media Archaeologist), Armandine Chasle (Artist), Morgane Stricot (Media and Digital Art Conservator)
This presentation is based on the article „The Afterlives of network based artworks“ and the performance is presenting the reconstruction of the Minitel network, almost 10 years after it disappeared in France. Minitel was, at the time, kind of an alternative to the Internet in France.
of October at 15.00 pm
“Modeling net art provenance: a new approach to the interface and
infrastructure of Rhizome's ArtBase archive”
Lozana Rossenova (Digital Designer, Researcher - Rhizome)
This talk will focus on my collaborative doctoral research project with digital arts organisation Rhizome. The project aims to develop a theoretical and practical approach towards the redesign of the interface of Rhizome’s historic archive of net art – the ArtBase. The performative and processual characteristics of net art works do not easily conform to the modes of classification and provenance description traditionally employed in cultural heritage collection management systems. How can the archive’s design and infrastructure address such challenges? In this talk, I will discuss the value of taking a multidisciplinary approach – looking to archival theory, digital preservation and software studies, in order to develop a critical design practice and I will share some of my current research findings. Specifically, I will discuss my collaborative work with art historian Dr Karin de Wild, which explored the application of the W3C PROV Data Model (originally developed for expressing data provenance on the web) to the case of net art and the description of provenance for artworks in the ArtBase.