JAIC 2001, Volume 40, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 179 to 191)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 2001, Volume 40, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 179 to 191)

EVOLVING EXEMPLARY PLURALISM: STEVE MCQUEEN'S DEADPAN AND EIJA-LIISA AHTILA'S ANNE, AKI AND GOD—TWO CASE STUDIES FOR CONSERVING TECHNOLOGY-BASED INSTALLATION ART

MITCHELL HEARNS BISHOP


ABSTRACT—Technology-based installation art, or media art, presents special problems for conservators. These problems were addressed at TechArchaeology: A Symposium on Installation Art Preservation. This article, a result of the symposium, discusses conservation issues presented by the works of two artists in the exhibition Seeing Time: Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art, which was on display at the museum during the symposium. Of the two artists, Steve McQueen was present at the symposium and was one of the participants; Eija-Liisa Ahtila was contacted and expressed her views after the symposium. A discussion of these works and the conservation issues and concerns surrounding them is presented, followed by discussion of the broader issues presented by media art.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY-BASED INSTALLATION ART
3. REGISTRATION AND THE AFTER-DEATH EXPERIENCE
4. TECHNICIANS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
5. PATRONAGE AND COLLECTING AND THE ROLE OF THE CURATOR AND GROUP SHOWS
6. THE ROLE OF DOCUMENTATION
1. SPACE
2. TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
3. INSTALLATION STRUCTURES AND FURNITURE
4. TAPES
a: Appendix , References , Author Information
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