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Subject: Call for projects--Call for projects--Conference on media in Transition

Call for projects--Call for projects--Conference on media in Transition

From: Pip Laurenson <pip.laurenson<-a>
Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
"Media in Transition"
A conference on the implications for conservation of time-based
media works of art and related practices

The Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute and Tate
is planning a major international conference Media in Transition
which will focus on the implications of collecting time-based media
works of art and related practices.  Held at Tate Modern, London,
this two-day conference will aim to foster lively,
inter-disciplinary dialogue about the impact of technological change
on an artwork and the growing networks of professionals that are
required to support contemporary media art works and their

Following the format of the highly successful Object in Transition
conference in 2008


this event will explore--through papers, panel discussions and
dialogues on joint research projects--how the field is having to
adapt and respond to these new forms of artistic practice, and how
emerging modes of effective collaborative efforts between artists,
conservators, art historians and curators can help advance the

A key part of the conference will be a number of case studies
involving in-depth and inter-disciplinary discussions about specific
works of art.  These case studies should involve a conservator in
dialogue with at least one co-presenter from a different part of the
art profession, such as artist, art historian, curator.  Themes that
could be explored in these dialogues are broad, and might include,
for example, the "lives" of time-based works and their key moments
of change, the creation of works with future forms of display or
realisation in mind, decision making and values, novel and
cost-effective ways of ensuring obsolete technologies continue to
function and the risk of lost histories in collections of
distributed works from around the world.

To this end, we are currently seeking information about current or
upcoming projects that could be compelling case studies for this
conference, especially those that involve a strong collaboration
between conservators and artists, art historians, curators or

If you are involved with a project that may be of interest for this
conference, or if you would like to learn more about the conference,
please contact us at media_in_transition<-a t->tate< . >org< . >uk

Pip Laurenson
Head of Collection Care Research
+44 207887 8776
+44 7966062962

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