Agatha re-appears. Preserving net art

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Category:
EVENT
Type:
presentation
Keywords:
digital / media art / net.art / preservation / world wide web
Creation Date:
2009-06-20
Language:
English
Description:
In my presentation I will introduce net art restoration project of the Olia Lialina's net.art piece Agatha Appears, which belongs to the C3 collection. Net based art came to the fore decade ago and quickly became assumed special urgency of restoration due to the rapid development of web technology and the fragile nature of digital media formats. (...) Therefore I would like to propose for discussion some basic theoretical questions and dilemmas which are essential in choosing the conservation strategy: What defines a specific artwork? Is it its source code, which contains irreplaceable historical values? Perhaps the most important thing is to preserve the original experience, which was delivered at the time of its creation. Are efforts to preserve an original equipment, a code and a format more important than on-line access to an artwork? (E.W.)

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Original Title (English):
Agatha re-appears. Preserving net art
Location:
Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem / Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
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