DOCAM 2010

Fifth international Summit on the documentation and conservation of the media arts heritage

 

March 3 to 5, 2010

Cœur des sciences, Agora Hydro-Québec (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, Canada)

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)

Docam 2010

The DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) Research Alliance presents the 2010 DOCAM Summit, which will mark the end of five years of research. DOCAM is an international research alliance initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology. Its main objective is to develop new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art.

The interdisciplinary event aims to bring together artists, researchers, students and museum practitioners ( conservators, curators, technicians, etc.) in order to expose and explore the issues raised by current research.

At this occasion, DOCAM will launch its new website, featuring the following main research results:

- A Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections;

- A Preservation Guide for Technology-Based Artworks;

- The DOCAM Glossaurus;

- The DOCAM Documentary Model;

- A Technological Timeline.

Professional workshops will take place in small groups (registration is required) on March 3, 2010, followed by an international conference on March 4 and 5, 2010, which is open to the public.

The launch of the new website will take place during a cocktail event in the evening of March 4, 2010, also open to the public.

The Summit is free admission. However we invite you to register by adding your email address to our mailing list
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Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as part of its Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program, DOCAM includes several partners such as the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, as well as university departments such as that of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Université de Montréal and McGill.

DOCAM would like to thank Hexagram-UQÀM, main collaborator of this event.

Download the program as a PDF file...


Wednesday March 3, 2010

DOCAM 2010 Professional Workshops


As part of the Fifth international DOCAM Summit, which is taking place from March 3 to 5, 2010, DOCAM researchers are presenting two professional workshops focusing on tools mainly resulting from their research at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). Both workshops are free and will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Space is limited. To register, please send an email to: slephatho@docam.ca

More about the workshops...


Thursday March 4, 2010

Lieu / location : Agora Hydro-Québec (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy)

9h00

Mot de bienvenue / Opening remarks

Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

9h30

Session 1

Modérateur / Chair : Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

Historique des technologies et ressources pédagogiques / History of technologies and pedagogical resources
Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

Custom Machines and Conservation Studies
Mona Jimenez (Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, New York University)

Les enjeux des enseignements sur la documentation et la conservation des arts médiatiques :
bilan du séminaire DOCAM

Sylvie Lacerte (commissaire indépendante / independent curator, Montréal)

History of technologies in museum curatorial practice
Jean Gagnon (commissaire indépendant / independent curator, Montréal)

11h00

Pause / Break

11h15

Session 2

Répondante / Respondent : Sandra Fauconnier (Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam)

Le Guide de catalogage des collections nouveaux médias de DOCAM / The DOCAM Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections

Anne-Marie Zeppetelli (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal)

Madeleine Lafaille (Réseau canadien d’information sur le patrimoine (RCIP))

Cindy Veilleux (DOCAM)

Le Glossaurus de DOCAM / The DOCAM Glossaurus

James Turner (EBSI, Université de Montréal)

Brigitte Kerhervé (Département d’informatique, UQÀM)

Claire Nigay (DOCAM)

Corina MacDonald (DOCAM)

Ann Butler (Library and Archives at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson)

12h45

Lunch

14h15

Session 3

Modérateur / Chair : Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

Le modèle documentaire de DOCAM / The DOCAM Documentary Model

Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

Andrea Kuchembuck (DOCAM)

Towards a Simulative Philology

Vincenzo Lombardo (CIRMA, Università di Torino, Virtual Reality & Multi Media Park, Turin)

Metadata case study for the implementation of an open access repository of self-archived media arts documentation

Felicity Tayler (Artexte, Montréal)

Tomasz Neugebauer (Concordia University, Montréal)

15h30

Pause / Break

15h45

Session 4

Modérateur / Chair : Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

Raconter l’archive autour d’une exposition

Sylvie Lacerte (auteure, chercheure et commissaire indépendante / independent author, researcher and curator, Montréal)

Online documentary collections and resources for recorded audience experience

Rolf Wolfensberger (Museum of Communication in Berne)

Taxonomies, documentary collections and replay archives: The documentation and research of interactive artworks at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research.

Katja Kwastek (formerly Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., Linz)


Crowdsourcing Preservation: The Variable Media Questionnaire 3.0

Jon Ippolito (University of Maine, Orono)


COCKTAIL DOCAM

Lancement du nouveau site Web / Launch of the new website

4 mars 2010

17h30-19h30

@ la Chaufferie du Cœur des sciences (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy)

Entrée libre / Free admission


Friday March 5, 2010

Lieu / location : Agora Hydro-Québec (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy)

9h30

Session 5

Modérateur / Chair : Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)

Guide de bonnes pratiques DOCAM : Quelques pistes et outils propres à la préservation des œuvres à contenu technologique / DOCAM Best Practice Guide : Some tools and principles specific to the preservation and conservation of time-based media artworks

Richard Gagnier (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)

Alexandre Mingarelli (DOCAM)

10h30

Pause / Break

10h45

Session 6

Modérateur / Chair : Richard Gagnier (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)

Virtualizing Agent Ruby: Collecting Web Art

Jill Sterrett (SFMOMA, San Francisco)

Mark Hellar (Hellar Studios LLC, San Francisco)

Media Conservation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Glenn Wharton (MoMA, New York)

Art and Food unlimited? Conservation et présentation d’œuvres d’art éphémères qui contiennent des produits alimentaires

Julie Gilman (Faculty of Fine Arts, University College Ghent)

Between organic media and technology. Unstable materials and contemporary conservation

Hanna Hölling (New Strategies for Conservation of Contemporary Art, University of Amsterdam)

12h30

Lunch

14h00

Session 7

Modérateur / Chair : Andrea Kuchembuck (DOCAM)

Staging Media Art Installations

Tiziana Caianiello (inter media art institute (imai), Düsseldorf)

La préservation des équipements obsolètes dans les installations vidéo et à composantes informatiques

PACKED (Plateforme pour l'Archivage et la Préservation des Arts Audiovisuels, Bruxelles)

“Don’t believe I am an Amazon”: The Preservation of Video Installations based on Performance Art

Martina Pfenninger (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)

Agathe Jarczyk (Atelier für Videokonservierung, Berne)

15h15

Pause / Break

15h30

Session 8

Modérateur / Chair : Will Straw (McGill University)

Synchoros ou l’œuvre-instrument

Simon-Pierre Gourd (École des médias, Université du Québec à Montréal)

Documenting Digital Art in Small Galleries: The Approach of the InterPARES 3 Project

Harrison W. Inefuku (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Is it possible to change the way we will remember it? A journey between ethical concerns and practical strategies of preservation

Ricardo Dal Farra (Music Department, Concordia University, Montréal / CEIArtE – UNTreF, Buenos Aires)

Performing Technology: the challenges of documenting interactive artworks

Daisy Abbott (Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art)

17h00

Mot de clôture / Closing remarks

Alain Depocas (CR+D, la fondation Daniel Langlois)




DOCAM 2010 Professional Workshops

March 3, 2010

As part of the Fifth international DOCAM Summit, which is taking place from March 3 to 5, 2010, DOCAM researchers are presenting two professional workshops focusing on tools mainly resulting from their research at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC).

Both workshops are free and will take place on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.



Cataloguing New Media Collections

Workshop given by: Anne-Marie Zeppetelli & Cindy Veilleux (MACM)

Time: 10h-13h

Room: Chaufferie du Cœur des sciences, UQÀM (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy)

Space limit: 15-20 participants

Language(s): The introductory presentation will be given in English, but the discussion can take place in English or French, depending on the participants.

Material to bring (not mandatory): Participants are invited to bring an example of a new media artwork which is part of their collection or which could be considered for acquisition. These examples will be used as short case studies during the workshop, using the Cataloguing Guide, in order to show how its recommendations and tools could be useful to museum professionals.

The Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections was produced by the DOCAM Cataloguing Structure Committee, in collaboration with the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). Based on several case studies conducted at the MACM, MMFA and the NGC, along with the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), the Guide aims to facilitate the documentation, acquisition, integration and preservation of new media artworks within museum collections.

 



Preserving Technology-Based Artworks

Workshop given by: Richard Gagnier & Alexandre Mingarelli (MBAM)

Time: 10h-17h

Room: Salle d’expérimentation d’Hexagram UQÀM (Pavillon des sciences biologiques (SB), 141, avenue du Président-Kennedy, 4th floor)

Space limit: 12-15 participants

Language(s): The introductory presentation will be given in English, but the discussion can take place in English or French, depending on the participants.

Material to bring (not mandatory): Participants are invited to share (for 5 to 10 minutes) an example of a technology-based artwork that is part of their collection. These examples will be used as short case studies during the discussion part of the workshop, using the Preservation Guide, in order to show how its recommendations and tools could be useful to museum professionals.

The Preservation Guide for Technology-Based Artworks was produced by the DOCAM Conservation/Restoration Committee, under the direction of Richard Gagnier, Head of the Conservation Department at the MMFA. Based on several case studies conducted at the MMFA, the NGC, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), among others, the Guide aims to assist museum conservators in their duties with regards to the conservation and restoration of technology-based works of art.