TechFocus I: Caring for Video Art


September 1-2, 2010
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Non-AIC members: $250; AIC members: $200; Students $100
(Students who are not AIC members must pay by check and enclose a copy of student ID) If you register from outside the US and encounter any problems, please contact Kelsey Ray kray@conservation-us.org at the AIC office.

FAIC and the AIC Electronic Media Group are pleased to announce a two-day workshop, "TechFocus I: Caring for Video Art," to take place September 1-2 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, in conjunction with the exhibition, “Haunted – Contemporary Video, Photography and Performance.”  Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, this inaugural workshop is starting a series of four planned workshops on the preservation and presentation of electronic art, acknowledging the 10th anniversary of the ground-breaking “TechArchaeology” symposium.

This workshop aims to acquaint participants with the technical functionality of both analog and digital video art as well as the technical and aesthetic impact of digitization, compression and format migration. A comparative ‘school of seeing’ will be offered to sensitize the participant’s eye for image structure and quality. Sessions focus on the varieties of display modes of video art in an exhibition context and demonstrate the impact of equipment selection on the integrity of the artwork. Curators, conservators and technicians will provide insight into their decision-making processes and discuss their perspectives on the preservation of video art installations.

Click here for the workshop schedule.