Digital Media Art in the Upper Rhine Valley.
Conservation – Restoration – Sustainability
Case Studies

Over the course of the digital art conservation project,ten case studies were carried out. The object of the case studies were works of art from the collection of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the Espace multimédia gantner, Bourogne (Territoire der Belfort), des Hauses für elektronische Künste Basel, des FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, and the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de la Ville de Strasbourg. By means of a broad range of conceptual and technological work typologies, a comprehensive catalog of problems could be examined and corresponding methods formulated, tested and applied. Significantly, a documentation model was developed which in a flexible manner enables the adequate documentation of digital artworks for the purposes of collecting and conservation, and which can be further expanded if necessary. The work carried out in connection with the case studies was coordinated by the ZKM | Karlsruhe.

Collections and Works

Espace multimédia gantner, Bourogne (Territoire de Belfort)
Coordination of the case studies: Anne Laforet
Jodi, OSS••••, 1999
Antoine Schmitt, Still Living, 2006

FRAC Alsace, Sélestat

Coordination of the case studies: Nelly Massera and Arnaud Obermann
Hervé Graumann, Raoul Pictor cherche son style ..., 1997
Sam Rousseau, Ohne Titel (papier peint vidéo), 2003

Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg

Coordination of the case studies: Nelly Massera
 and Arnaud Obermann
Nicolas Moulin, Viderparis, 2002

Haus für elektronische Künste Basel

Coordination of the case studies: Doris Gassert
Marc Lee, TV Bot 1.0, 2004

ZKM | Center for Art and Media

Coordination of the case studies: Arnaud Obermann
Herbert W. Franke, ORCHID, TROPIC, WALDWOHN, ABROLL3, RAHMEN4, 1979-1992
Michael Naimark, Karlsruhe Movie Map, 1991/2009
Nam June Paik, Internet Dream, 1994
Jeffrey Shaw, The Legible City, 1988-91

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