Entfalten - Entfaltet

Reinterpretation as a radical strategy to preserve and mediate timebased media art.

The project was initiated by LIMA and further developed during several interdisciplinary network meetings in 2016. The fundamental question is how do we catapult ephemeral analogue/digital art into the next millennium?

Media are in danger of extinction. Data can no longer be sorted out and our culture is drowning in digital Nirvana. In addition to the permanent migration of data and the preservation and maintenance of obsolescent hardware, one highly promising strategy is reinterpretation, or simply interpretation, which has been a common practice in music for ages.

What does this mean in the museum context, in matters pertaining to preservation? And in the case of reinterpretation when do we speak of a new work? These and other questions will be pursued in future interdisciplinary network meetings and implemented and analyzed in practice by commissioning artists to interpret media artworks.

Mediation by reinterpretation

  • Exhibition entfaltet: 12 01 2018 - 29 01 2018
    Place: Medienwekstatt Wien
    Curators: Gerda Lampalzer und Elisabeth Schimana

    Symposium Entfalten: 18 12 2017
    Place: Medienwekstatt Wien
    Time: 11:00 - 19:00

    Network Meeting: 07 12 2017
    Place: LIMA Amsterdam

    Symposium Future Proof?!: 08/09 02 2017
    Place: Stedelijk Museum Shiedam
    About: Transformation Digital Art 2017
    With: Geert Mul | (artist) Jon Ippolito (Professor of New Media, University of Maine) | Jochem Van Der Spek (artist) | Sabine Himmelsbach (HeK, Basel) | Rachel Somers Miles (LIMA) | Julia Noordegraaf (University of Amsterdam | Claudia Röck (NACCA) | Tjarda de Haan (Amsterdam Museum) | Tom Ensom (King’s College, London) | Klaus Rechert (University of Freiburg) | Patrícia Falcão (UK, Tate Modern) | Florian Cramer (NL, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) | Annet Dekker (University of Amsterdam) | Eef Masson (University of Amsterdam) | Marcel Ras (NCDD) | Ward Janssen (MOTI) | Lara Garcia Diaz (LIMA) | Gaby Wijers (LIMA) | Josef (Seppo) Gründler (IMA / FH Joanneum, Graz) | Sandra Fauconnier (Art Historian and Active Wikipedian) and Nina van Doren (Researcher LIMA).

    Eine Kooperation mit LIMA (Amsterdam) und der Medienwerkstatt Wien