Monday, October 30th, 20172:30pm - 4:30pmReception Hall, Minneapolis Institute of Art*2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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ABOUT:Time-based media art—a term that encompasses film, video, audio, and computer-based work—is frequently unstable, unique, and complex. It may depend on rapidly obsolescent technology or rely on audiences interacting with it in specific and temporary environments. Consequently, over time, vital aspects of the work, such as the artist’s original intent, can get lost if documentation is lacking. Yet artists and those collecting and preserving their works often lack a common language to communicate their disparate wants and needs.
The goal of this panel is to explore the practical and philosophical considerations involved in creating, exhibiting, and preserving time-based media art. Our panelists represent both sides of the art creation / collection divide. They will describe their challenges in working with time-based media art as well as the opportunities it presents for collaboration between its makers and subsequent caretakers.
WE HOPE TO ANSWER:What role do artists play in ensuring the future of their artworks? How can artists and archivists work together to address the many issues around preserving time-based media art? What new competencies can curators develop to best work with time-based media art? How do collection strategies change when the art “objects” being collected are ephemeral, replicable, or intangible?How are time-based media works affecting the relationship between artists, institutions, and the public? What can we look forward to as time-based media art continues to grow in prominence and scope within the art world?
CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:Cameron Gainer - Visual ArtistKevin Obsatz - Filmmaker and Founder, Cellular CinemaJehra Patrick - Director and Curator, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester CollegeYasufumi Nakamori - Curator and Head, Department of Photography & New Media, Minneapolis Institute of ArtRuth Hodgins - Bentson Archivist/Assistant Curator, Moving Image, Walker Art CenterModerator: Erin Lee Barsan - NDSR | Art Resident, Minneapolis Institute of Art
*Enter through the Target Wing Entrance (accessible from 3rd Avenue through the 2 sets of glass doors and straight across the courtyard, or from Stephens Avenue via the cut between two buildings). Once inside, you will need to present a picture ID to security. The Reception hall is on the 3rd floor, which is accessible via the elevators on the left side of the Target Wing atrium. Visit https://new.artsmia.org/visit/directions-maps-and-parking/ for a museum site map and information on parking.
Image credit:Propeller Group. "The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music," 2014. Color video with surround sound audio.https://collections.artsmia.org/art/126073/the-living-need-light-the-dead-need-music-propeller-group