June 14-23, 2024

New (+ Old) Media: Restoration, Preservation, Archiving & Access

New (+ Old) Media: Restoration, Preservation, Archiving & Access, to be held June 25-27, will be a two day invitational retreat Working Meeting, a Public Symposium and a Screening of selected early video/media art works, as a special program of the June 12-28, 2015 CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival.

New (+ Old) Media: Restoration, Preservation, Archiving & Access, organized and hosted by 1st-Mile Institute’s SARC (Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations) program, is bringing together an illustrious group of invited media curators, archivists, educators, conservators, technical experts, collectors, funders, artists and scientists at the forefront of efforts to address critical, timely issues regarding the ongoing life, value and access to media arts, sciences, systems and our ever-emergent cultural heritage.

A Two Day Invitational Working Meeting with 20-25 participants + special guests, will be held at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Thursday and Friday, June 25 and 26.

    Exchanges will range from the digitization of old video tapes and analog media, to cross-disciplinary issues and understandings of emerging technologies and processes, evolving ethno-cultural creativity, networked relationships, open access, legal and economic matters and the convergence of the arts, sciences, tools, methods and world-views.

A Free Public Symposium: on the past and future life of new media, emergent art forms, open access +, will be held at El Museo Cultural, in the Santa Fe Railyard, Saturday, June 27, 10:00 am. – 1:00 pm.

A Screening of selected, rare early video/media artworks will be held at El Museo Cultural on Saturday, June 27, at 7:30 pm.

After the screening stick around to view a presentation of Steina’s 4-Screen Compositions in the theater from 8:30 – 10:30. This a rare opportunity to view a selection of work from the oeuvre of this remarkable artist.

Guest Participants

Mark Addison, Collector, Boulder (Denver Art Museum, Addison Collection)
Mira Burak, Associate Director, Thoma Art Foundation, Art House, Santa Fe
Tom Colley, Collection Manager, Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Jill Desmond, Associate Director of Exhibition and Collection Services, Denver Art Museum
Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator Emeritus, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Elizabeth Ehrnst, Digital Librarian + Archivist, Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Martina Haidvogl, Advanced Fellow, Conservation of Contemporary Art, SFMoMA
Joey Heinen, Digital Preservation Resident at Harvard Library
Mark Hellar, Hellar Studios, San Francisco
Mona Jimenez, Associate Director, MIAP, Cinema Studies, NYU
Bryan Konefsky, President, Basement Films, Albuquerque
Talia Kosh, The Bennett Law Group; New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts; CURRENTS Board
Daniel Kosharek, Photo Curator, Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, NM History Museum
Dale Kronkright, Head of Conservation, Georgia O’Keefe Museum
Michael Mansfield, Media Art Curator, Smithsonian, American Art Museum (Paik Archives)
Bruce Montgomery, Director of Archives, CU Library; Chief Curator, Brakhage Center
Emily C. Nabasny, Audiovisual Preservationist, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum, DC
Joanna Raczynska, Assistant Film Curator, National Gallery, D.C.
Richard Rinehart, Bucknell U., co-author, Re-Collection: Art, New Media and Social Memory
Mimi Roberts, Director for Media Projects, NM Department of Cultural Affairs
Jessie Ryker-Crawford, Director, Museum Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts
Walker Sampson, Digital Archivist, CU Library, Boulder
Janine St. Germain, Independent Arts Archivist, NY
Daniel Teruggi, Composer, Head of Research, Ina (French AV Institute), Paris
Steina Vasulka, Media Artist
Gene Youngblood, Author, Expanded Cinema
Richard Lowenberg, Program Organizer; Director, 1st-Mile Institute; CURRENTS Board President

For additional information, contact: Richard Lowenberg, CURRENTS Board President, and Director of 1st-Mile Institute and its SARC (Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations) program.

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