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Workshop: TechFocus I

From: Christine Frohnert <christine.frohnert<-at->
Date: Friday, July 9, 2010
TechFocus I: Caring for Video Art
Guggenheim Museum
New York
September 1-2, 2010

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation  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, 2010 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.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Turning it On  - Mounting Video Exhibitions

    9-00-9.30           Coffee and Registration

    9-30-10.00          Introductions
                        Carol Stringari, Christine Frohnert

    10-00-10.45         John Hanhardt
                        Curating the Moving Image: Change Over Time

    10-45-11.30         Chrissie Iles
                        Curating Historic Video Art (working title)

    11-45-12.15         Jennifer Blessing
                        Media Works in the current exhibition

    Lunch Break and free admission to the exhibition 'Haunted'

    2.15                Joanna Phillips
                        Caring for Video Art

    3.00                Steven Dye
                        Assembling Video Art (working title)

    Coffee Break

    4-15-5.00           Heather Weaver
                        Displaying Video Art (working title)

    5-00-6.00           Panel Discussion
                        Dara Meyers-Kingsley Moderator

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Towards a School of Seeing

    9-00-9.30           Coffee

    9-30-9.45           Introduction
                        Christine Frohnert

    9-45-11.00          Mona Jimenez and Maurice Schechter
                        What is Analog Video?

    11-00-11.30         Coffee Break

    11-30-12.15         Howard Besser
                        What is Digital Video?

    12-15-1.00          Chris Lacinak
                        What is High Definition Video?

    1-00-2.30           Lunch Break

    2-30-4.30           Agathe Jarczyk with Joanna Phillips, Maurice
                        Schechter  and Heather Weaver
                        A School of Seeing

    4-45-5.30           Discussion
                        Christine Frohnert Moderator

For further program details  and registration please visit


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Christine Frohnert
Electronic Media Group Chair
American Institute for Conservation

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