[artinfo] MEDIA, MEMORY and the ARCHIVE // ARGOS // 06.10.07

Stoffel Debuysere at argos stoffel at argosarts.org
Sun Aug 12 16:43:04 CEST 2007

Argos, Centre for Art & Media, and PACKED present:

Media, Memory and the Archive
ARGOS, Brussels

Sa 06.10.2007 11:00-19:00

How will generations after us look back on 
artistic production of the 20th and 21st 
centuries? Media formats, operating systems, 
software and hardware, browsers and the internet 
as we know it today will have evolved beyond 
recognition, both in shape and in use. What 
strategies might be used to transpose 
technology-based works, variable, hybrid and 
ephemeral by nature, to an unknown and 
unpredictable future? How can intent, context and 
experience be recorded and permanently 
interpreted? The archiving process does not 
merely represent an attempt to preserve some 
notions, it also implicates that others will be 
forgotten. What is relevant for preservation? 
What is the impact of used models, technical 
structures and tools on the construction of 
cultural memory? How does information travel 
through time, now that the world is being 
(re)presented and organised more and more as a 
database, dynamic and networked? How will museums 
and other memory institutions cope with these new 
paradigms and what is the role media artists and 
we ourselves might have in the structuring of 
public memory?

Speakers: Richard Rinehart, Steve Dietz, 
Josephine Bosma, Oliver Grau, Charlie Gere, 
Wolfgang Ernst, Jean-François Blanchette

Moderated by Marleen Wynants (CROSSTALKS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)




Media, Memory and the Archive is part of OPEN 
ARCHIVE#1, a series of programs and events in 
which Argos mines the archive, reflecting and 
presenting a range of responses to the argos 
collections as well as considering the nature of 
the contemporary archive, media and memory.

Please note: on Fr 05.10.2007, the day before 
'Media, Memory and the Archive', Argos and INC 
are organizing the conference 'Video Vortex: 
Responses to YouTube' with Lev Manovich, Nora 
Barry, Keith Sanborn, Tomas Rawlings & Ana 
Kronschnabl, Simon Ruschmeyer, Peter Westenberg, 
Johan Grimonprez. Others tbc.

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