Data sheet (Research project):
|Title of research project|
AktiveArchive (Berne University of the Arts & Swiss Ins
|Location of research project|
1- Conservation of media art
Observer: Raphaëlle Aubin
(from the AktiveArchive flyer)
AktiveArchive proposes virtualisation as a technique for the preservation of computer and internet-based media art works. So far, Aktive Archive has conducted five case studies proving the sustainability of the practice (Marc Lee "Breaking the News. Be a News Jockes" 2007 and "Loogie.net tv" 2005, Andrew Bulhak "Dada Engine" 1995, Cornelia Sollfranks "Netart Generator no.4", and Steina & Woody Vasulka, Gene Youngblood, Peter Weibel, Jurgen Enge "Eigenwelt der Apparatewelt. The Online Version" 2004).
ActiveArchives is concerned with electronic, time-and-space -related artworks and:
- conducting research on those which have been forgotten,
- restoring those which are acutely endangered,
- conserving those which are no longer topical but still functional,
- registering and documenting those which have just been created.
Core activities include: - research project on preservation methods of computer and internet-based art forms
- publication project: "Compendium of Image Perturbations in Analogue Video"
- exhibition project: "Swiss Video art from the 1970s & 80s - The retrospective"
- Collaboration & workshops with Swiss video Art Collections
- Historical equipement deposit.
[Online] (Page consulted on January 16, 2008)