AtA 2012

Proceedings and future plans for Archiving the Arts will be addressed at the 2012 AMIA Conference in Seattle on December 7th:

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Artists and Archivists: Preservation and the Creative Process
Chair                Lauren Sorensen, Bay Area Video Coalition
Speakers         Mark Toscano, Academy Film Archive  
                        Marilyn Brakhage, Brakhage Estate
                        Kathryn Gronsbell, New York University
                        Tom Colley, Video Data Bank

This panel will explore how artists and archivists work together and separately, and how these relationships and distinctions can foster more enriching and more complicated preservation projects and practices. What kinds of decisions are made when an artist and archivist collaborate? How can artists and archivists work together to think about the many issues around preservation of digital work, or when faced with extinct film stock? Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns that are essential to their ongoing creative process, but often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools that serve all intentions: creative and heritage-based. Topics include: old and new  models for how these collaborations can benefit the field broadly; the process of preserving hand-painted works, hand-manipulated film,  and rare reversal stocks. Sponsored by AMIA’s Independent Media Committee.

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Harnessing the enthusiasm of members of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at NYU (AMIA @ NYU) and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Archiving the Arts unlocks dialog concerning preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect.