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Staging Media Art Installations

Tiziana Caianiello
© DOCAM 2010

Day 2, Session 7

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


A media art installation can be presented in different times and different places with a different display equipment and still be an authentic realisation of the same work. That is why media art installations are often compared with performing arts like music or theatre. The term “performance” is however used ambiguously, meaning both “mise en scène” (staging) and its effect in the presence of audience. The presentation will therefore distinguish between the concepts of “mise en scène” and “performance” and focus on the first one and on its crucial role as an interpretation of the work.


Since 2007, Tiziana Caianiello, PhD, has been Gerda Henkel research fellow at the imai – inter media art institute, Düsseldorf (Germany), where she conducted the research project Konkretionen des Flüchtigen (Materialisations of the Fugitive) on the conservation and presentation of media art installations. Since 2009, she has also worked as an art historian at the ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf. In 1999, she participated in the European INCCA project (International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art) and is today founding member of the regional group INCCA-Italy as well as its senior consultant for theoretical questions. She studied art history in Naples (Italy) and Cologne (Germany).



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