Book Section2022-01-04
UNFOLD: Mediation by Reinterpretation is a research project and interdisciplinary network initiated by LIMA, Platform for Media Art in Amsterdam, that examines reinterpretation as an emerging practice for artistic production, presentation, and preservation of media works. New elements stretch the boundaries of traditional preservation methods and require insights from both the artist and the curator to decide how pieces can be restaged. This essay investigates how to deal with the changes of digital/media artworks over time, and how to preserve and mediate their performative aspects.
Keywords: reinterpretation; media art; conservation; digital art; preservation
Title
UNFOLD
Subtitle
The Strategic Importance of Reinterpretation for Media Art Mediation and Conservation
Author(s)
Gaby Wijers
Identifier
Description
UNFOLD: Mediation by Reinterpretation is a research project and interdisciplinary network initiated by LIMA, Platform for Media Art in Amsterdam, that examines reinterpretation as an emerging practice for artistic production, presentation, and preservation of media works. New elements stretch the boundaries of traditional preservation methods and require insights from both the artist and the curator to decide how pieces can be restaged. This essay investigates how to deal with the changes of digital/media artworks over time, and how to preserve and mediate their performative aspects.
Is Part Of
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
4 January 2022
Subject
reinterpretation
media art
conservation
digital art
preservation
Rights
© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
page start
193
page end
203
Source
Over and Over and Over Again: Reenactment Strategies in Contemporary Arts and Theory, ed. by Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro, and Arianna Sforzini, Cultural Inquiry, 21 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 193–203

References

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  • Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘At the Edge of the “Living Present”: Re-enactments and Re-interpretations as Strategies for the Preservation of Performance and New Media’, in Histories of Performance Documentation: Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices, ed. by Gabriella Giannachi and Jonah Westerman (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 115–31 <https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315645384-13>
  • Hölling, Hanna, ‘An Aesthetics of Change: On the Relative Durations of the Impermanent and Critical Thinking in Conservation’, paper presented during the symposium ‘Authenticity in Transition’, Glasgow School of Art/University of Glasgow, 1–2 December 2014, documented online at <https://seminesaa.hypotheses.org/7948> [accessed 16 December 2019]
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  • Wijers, Gaby, Lara Garcia Diaz and Christian Sancto, eds, UNFOLD: Mediation by Re-interpretation – Annual Project Review Report, March 2016–March 2017 (Amsterdam: LIMA, 2017) <http://www.li-ma.nl/lima/sites/default/files/Unfold_verslag_excl.pdf> [accessed 12 March 2021]

Cite as: Gaby Wijers, ‘UNFOLD: The Strategic Importance of Reinterpretation for Media Art Mediation and Conservation’, in Over and Over and Over Again: Reenactment Strategies in Contemporary Arts and Theory, ed. by Cristina Baldacci, Clio Nicastro, and Arianna Sforzini, Cultural Inquiry, 21 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 193-203 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-21_20>