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Symposium on video conservation

From: Ulrich Lang <u.lang>
Date: Monday, November 13, 2006
"Copy-Digitise-Restore? Strategies for the conservation of video"
imai - inter media art institute
7-8 December 2006

The preservation and conservation of video is no longer and not only
one of the main concerns of broadcasting and distributing companies,
but it is also of increased relevance for artists, curators and
conservators. Preserving a video artwork according to the artistic
intent is very challenging. How can reasonable solutions be found?
The complexity of conserving a video installation is posing
questions regarding the registration of all data needed to preserve
an artwork in its entirety and it is dependent on all its

Therefore, the program covers subjects like long-term preservation
and use of hardware, the conservation and restoration of videotapes
and will also include discussions about the ethics of digital
restoration in moving images.

The invited speakers are professionals from Germany, Netherlands,
Switzerland and the Unites States who have strived to find new
approaches to the problems in this field, and successfully found
them on a practical level. These different approaches to fundamental
ethical questions, possibilities of the identification of
deterioration and restoration of videotapes, as well as to various
archiving, documenting and restoration practices shall be presented
and discussed.

Simultaneous translation as well as refreshments will be provided.

For more details and the registration form see

We are looking forward to meeting you in Dusseldorf,

Ulrich Lang (el_media expert group)
Verband der Restauratoren (VDR) e.V.
Expertengruppe el_media im Verband der Restauratoren
Haus der Kultur
Weberstrasse 61
53113 Bonn

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