Li-Ma Transformation

MARCH 22 & 23 
‘Transformation Digital Art 2018’ takes place at LIMA, Amsterdam

The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?

In the context of the new LIMA project Art Host, the symposium ‘Transformation Digital Art 2018’ will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam. International participants from an array of professional backgrounds will ask what strategies can be developed in order to take artworks of an inherently digital, performative and processual nature into the future. Speakers will share best practices, research and cases studies concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software based art.

We are pleased to announce the following names of artists, conservators, researchers and curators who will contribute to the symposium: Karen Archey (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Josephine Bosma, Ives Bernard (IMAL), Serena Cangiano (SUPSI), Louise Cone (National Gallery of Denmark), Annet Dekker (University of Amsterdam), Harm van den Dorpel (Artist), Constant Dullaart (Artist), Patrícia Falcão (Tate Modern), Paulien ‘t Hoen (SBMK), Aurora Loerakker (Van Abbemuseum), Geert Lovink (INC), Aymeric Mansoux (Artist), Rachel Somers Miles (LIMA), Arthur van Mourik (Centraal Museum), Geert Mul (Artist), Martine Neddam (Artist), Marcel Ras (NDE), Joost Rekveld (Artist), Margit Rosen or Morgane Stricot (ZKM), Sylvia van Schaik (RCE), Mila van der Weide (LIMA), and Gaby Wijers (LIMA).

DAY 1: Thursday, March 22, 10:00 – 18:30
DAY 2: Friday, March 23, 10:00 – 17:00

See below for the preliminary programme.

The symposium will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam.
Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Registration for the symposium is now open!

Tickets are €28,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, and includes lunch.

Please note tickets for DAY 1 & DAY 2 need to be purchased separately.
You will also be prompted to make a choice between two different DAY 2 options which reflects the different afternoon sessions you can attend.

Stay Up to Date
Keep an eye on our website and attend the event on Facebook to stay up to date over the coming weeks as we update the programme with contributor information, presentation blurbs & bios.

The symposium is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL


Preliminary Timetable/Programme


10:00: Registration & coffee at LIMA, Amsterdam

10:30 PART I – Points of DepartureWelcome and introduction by Gaby Wijers (Director, LIMA, NL)
Moderated by Paulien ’t Hoen (Coordinator, SBMK, NL)
– Louise Cone (Conservator, National Gallery of Denmark, DK)
– Constant Dullaart (Artist, NL)

12:30 LUNCH

14:00 Conversation on Conservation
Karen Archey
 (Curator of Contemporary Art,Time-Based Media, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL) in conversation with Martine Neddam (Artist, NL) on sustaining Mouchette

14:30 PART II: Artists in Need of Documentation, Scores & Support/Service
Moderated by Gaby Wijers (Director, LIMA, NL)
– Geert Mul (Artist, NL)
– Rachel Somers Miles (Researcher, LIMA, NL)
– Julie Boschat Thorez (Researcher, LIMA, NL)

16:00 BREAK

16:30 PART III: Alternative Strategies
Moderated by Annet Dekker (Curator & Professor, UvA, NL)
– Joost Rekveld (Artist, NL)
– Josephine Bosma (Critic & Theorist, NL)
– Serena Cangiano (Researcher, SUPSI, CH)
– Fabian van Sluijs (Creative Coding Utrecht, NL)

18:30: Day 1 closes

DAY 2: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

10:00: Registration & coffee at LIMA, Amsterdam

10:30: Welcome and Introduction by Gaby Wijers (Director, LIMA, NL): Acting on Change | Taking Control

10:35: PART I: Sustainable Storage and Access of Digital Art
Moderated by Marcel Ras (Program Manager, Digital Preservation, Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE), NL)
– Patricia Falcao (Time-based Media Conservator, Tate, UK)
– Morgane Stricot (Senior Media and Digital Art Conservator, ZKM, DE)
– Yves Bernard (Interactive Media Art Laboratory – Imal, BE)

12:30 LUNCH

13:30 PART II: How to Take Control – Best Practices in Conversation
Please go to the open conversation panel you selected while registering for the symposium.

Option A) How to Take Control – Best Practices
Moderated by Geert Lovink (Founding Director, Institute of Network Cultures (INC), NL)
– Harm van den Dorpel (Artist, NL/DE)
– Constant Dullaart (Artist, NL)
– Aymeric Mansoux (Artist, FR/NL)
– Christine Sauter (Project Manager, Pericles, King’s College London, UK)

Option B) How to Take Control in Institutional Collections – Best Practices
– Sylvia van Schaik (Conservator, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), NL)
– Mila van der Weide (LIMA, Researcher, NL)
– Aurora Loerakker (Collection Management, Van Abbemuseum, NL)
– Arthur van Mourik (Centraal Museum, Collection & Research, NL)

Summary of best practices, reflection on symposium & drinks

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