Media-Art Installations: Preservation and Presentation
Concretions of Ephemeral
Medienkunst Installationen. Erhaltung und Präsentation. Konkretionen des Flüchtigen
Media Art Installations. Preservation and Presentation. Materializing the Ephemeral
Edited by Renate Buschmann and Tiziana Caianiello
Berlin (Dietrich Reimer Verlag), 2013
Deutsch-Englisch, 327 Pages, 17 x 24 cm, Paperback with French flaps
Case Study 1: Studio Azzurro, Il nuotatore (va troppo spesso ad Heidelberg), 1984
"Il nuotatore" (1984) is the first media-art installation that the IMAI restored and restaged as part of the IMAI restoration project in cooperation with restorers, art historians, technicians, and the artists.
Case Study 2: Gary Hill, In Situ, 1986
The mixed-media installation In Situ (1986) was restored in cooperation with the artist Gary Hill and then exhibited in the solo exhibition "Strange Trajectories". The last time the installation had been shown previously was in 1990.
Case Study 3: Bill Seaman, Exchange Fields
In collaboration with the Institut für Restaurierungs- und Konservierungswissenschaften of the Fachhochschule Köln and the agency 235 MEDIA GmbH, an appropriate restoration and restaging of Bill Seaman’s Exchange Fields were worked out and implemented.
Case Study 4: Katharina Sieverding, Testcuts I
The installation Testcuts I by Katharina Sieverding was conceived and realized by the artist at the IMAI for the exhibition Projected Data Images: Testcuts as part of Quadriennale 2010.
An anthology on the unique role of the media art agency 235 Media on the art market from the 1980s to the present.
The Presence of the Ephemeral
Accompanies the eponymous conference in November 2012. It was supplemented by the IMAI’s latest case study on the restoration of Zweileinwandkino (1968) by Lutz Mommartz.