International congress concerning the production, presentation and preservation of media art
Dortmund [D], 19-22. June 2003.
The media_art_net dortmund, which is a co-operation between the Museum am Ostwall, hartware medien kunst verein and the city of Dortmund's
cultural department, has been initiated with the financial assistance of the European Commission's program "Culture 2000" a year long research project, which
examines the questions of production, presentation and particularly the preservation of media art.
Further partners are, amongst others the Netherlands Media Art Institute,Montevideo/TBA in Amsterdam, the Center FOr Culture
& Communication, C3, in Budapest and Hans Dieter Huber, Academy FOr Visual Arts, Stuttgart. To begin with, the research project
concentrated on various case studies FOcusing on concrete works (FOr example a video installation by Diana Thater) to examine the
problems and issues involved in the presentation, documentation and preservation of media art. The various FOrms of media art such as video, video
installations, net and software based art were thereby taken into account.
"404 Object Not FOund. What remains of media art?", which takes place in Dortmund from the 19. - 22. June, is to be understood as (interim) conclusion,
public platFOrm and the climax of the project. In addition to the presentation of the case studies, which have been completed up till then, additionally
international experts will be invited to present their projects, talk about their experiences, problems and theories on the subject of production, presentation
and preservation of media art.