Learn about the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe collection and how it became a centre of expertise in media art preservation.
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Since its founding in 1989, the ZKM has collected and/or produced approximately 1000 digital artworks with various typologies. This long experience has made the ZKM a centre of expertise for the preservation of such artworks. The interdisciplinary team of conservators, computer scientists, engineers, technicians, and historians, is looking for solutions to exhibit and maintain these artworks in a rapidly changing environment. Through a selection of recently acquired artworks within the recent exhibition, such as BioMedia, the different challenges that are faced while exhibiting and preserving them will be addressed. Furthermore, other case studies will be presented to highlight how preservation affect the ZKM collection concept and scientific project.
About the speakers
Morgan Stricot is a senior media and digital art conservator at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. She is responsible, within the department Wissen | Collections, Archives & Research, for the acquisition and documentation of media and digital artworks. She holds a PhD in media archaeology from the École Supérieure Art et de Design, Orléans, France, and conducted many research projects in conservation of software-based artworks during the last 10 years.
Beatrice Zaidenberg is a trained art historian working at the intersection of art, science and technology. She is part of the Dusts Institute in Vienna and the artist-research collective LIMB. Currently, she is a curatorial trainee at ZKM where she co-curated e.g. the exhibition BioMedia (2021-2022) which provides insights into possible forms of coexistence between organic life and artificial agents. Most recently, she co-curated the last group exhibition by Peter Weibel Renaissance 3.0 (2023-2024).
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