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Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives
by Cosetta Saba
edited by Julia Noordegraaf, Barbara Le Maitre and Vinzenz Hediger
Amsterdam University Press, 2013
Paper: 978-90-8964-291-2 | eISBN: 978-90-485-1383-3
Library of Congress Classification N6494.M78P745 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 776.075

This important and first-of-its-kind collection addresses the emerging challenges in the field of media art preservation and exhibition, providing an outline for the training of professionals in this field. Since the emergence of time-based media such as film, video and digital technology, artists have used them to experiment with their potential. The resulting artworks, with their basis in rapidly developing technologies that cross over into other domains such as broadcasting and social media, have challenged the traditional infrastructures for the collection, preservation and exhibition of art. Addressing these challenges, the authors provide a historical and theoretical survey of the field, and introduce students to the challenges and difficulties of preserving and exhibiting media art through a series of first-hand case studies. Situated at the threshold between archival practices and film and media theory, it also makes a strong contribution to the growing literature on archive theory and archival practices.
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