NEWS FROM THE DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION - MAY 2004 Html version  Version française 

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 Video and Computers: The Aesthetic of Steina and Woody Vasulka

Yvonne Spielmann's research during her residency at the Foundation last summer in Montreal has spawned the essay Video and Computers: The Aesthetic of Steina and Woody Vasulka. In addition to publishing this essay, we have focused our efforts on digitizing and presenting the archival documents that Ms. Spielmann consulted in her research. Documents on certain devices used by the Vasulkas to make videotapes and installations, along with excerpts from their works that accompany the essay, permit a clearer understanding of the challenges of these works, as explored by Ms. Spielmann. Included are archival documents showing how Woody Vasulka and Jeffrey Schier developed and fine-tuned the Digital Image Articulator (1976), which Woody frequently used between 1978 and 1981.

Ms. Spielmann, Ph.D., teaches visual media at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunste Braunschweig (Braunschweig School of Art) in Braunschweig, Germany. She is particularly interested in artists such as Michael Snow, Steina and Woody Vasulka and Bill Seaman who formalize their work through machines or devices. [More...]

 Echoes of Art: Emulation As a Preservation Strategy

On May 8, the Guggenheim Museum in New York will hold the colloquium Echoes of Art: Emulation As a Preservation Strategy.

The colloquium Echoes of Art: Emulation As a Preservation Strategy will be held on May 8 at the Peter B. Lewis Theater within the Guggenheim Museum of New York as a complement to the museum's exhibition Seeing Double. To gauge the success of emulation for preserving works with digital components (as seen within the exhibition), preservation specialists, the artists concerned and the public will comment on the original and emulated works to help better define preservation strategies. The aim is to spark discussion on the role of emulation in perpetuating digital culture for future generations. A follow-up to the symposium Preserving the Immaterial organized by the Guggenheim in March 2001, Echoes of Art will examine the lessons learned from the case studies presented within Seeing Double, which runs till May 16. The colloquium will also probe the role that emulation and nostalgia evoked by older technologies have played in contemporary arts, that they play now in video games and youth culture, and that they will play in future preservation efforts. Among the participants are artists Mary Flanagan, jodi, John F. Simon Jr., Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren, along with curators or preservation specialists Tilman Baumgaertel, Francis Hwang, Caitlin Jones, Christiane Paul, Jeff Rothenberg, Jill Sterrett and Carol Stringari.

The exhibition Seeing Double and the Variable Media Network have developed out of a partnership between the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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 New Acquisitions by the CR+D and Monthly Selection

As we do every month, we're publishing a bibliography of the latest acquisitions of the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation.

This month, we're presenting a selection of videos from the early days of video art found within the Electronic Art Intermix collection (New York, U.S.). [More...]

 About the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology

The Daniel Langlois Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies. The Foundation seeks to nurture a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural environments, and to promote the exploration of aesthetics suited to evolving human environments. The Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) seeks to document history, artworks and practices associated with electronic and digital media arts and to make this information available to researchers in an innovative manner through data communications. []

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