The Digitising Contemporary Art conference during WRO 2013 Media Art Biennale Pioneering Values

WRO 2013 Media Art Biennale in Wrocław is organizing a conference where contemporary art digitisation experience and DCA project will be discussed.

The topics include:

"From Media Art Preservation to the on-line Access to European Culture Heritage" (presented by Rony Vissers, DCA project / PACKED, Brussels)

"The WRO Collection: Active Archiving" (presented by Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka and Bartek Korzeniowski, WRO Art Center, Wrocław)

"Documenting and Archiving: the Collection of the Museum of the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts and Design" (presented by Krzysztof Pachurka, Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Wrocław)

"What Are We Archiving For? A Few Remarks on the DCA Project" (presented by Baruch Gottlieb, Transmediale, Berlin)

"Once In, Many Out" (presented by Wiel Seuskens, LIMA, Amsterdam)

Baruch Gottlieb is an artist and researcher. Before starting at the transmediale archive where he manages the DCA project with Ruth Kemper, he worked at the Vilém Flusser Archiv archiving the video collection. Gottlieb`s background in filmmaking has informed his practice which today concentrates on automation-based semantic models and performance. From 2005—2008 he was assistant professor of Media Art at Yonsei University Graduate School of Communication and Arts in Seoul, Korea. He is currently a research fellow at ZKM, Karlsruhe and lecturer in philosophy of media at the UdK Berlin.

Bartek Korzeniowski – graduated from the University of Glasgow, a PhD student of a joint program organized by the University of Lancaster and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He deals with new media, and in particular, with the human-computer interaction and image-text relation. He joined WRO team for WRO 2011 Biennale and worked on setting-up and programming of interactive installations. Currently he works on WRO archive, researching the audiovisual source materials, creating metadata and making the content available online via DCA and Since 2012 he teaches archiving and digitising of contemporary art at the Academy of Arts and Design in Wrocław.

Agnieszka Kubicka—Dzieduszycka – curator and producer of cultural and artistic events and TV programs on media art. She graduated in German Philology at the Wrocław University and studied also at the Philipps Univiersität in Marburg (Germany). Since 1994 she cooperates with the WRO Fundation on organising most of its exhibitions, educational, dissemination and art mediation projects, including ten editions of WRO Media Art Biennale. She is member of Art Council of the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts in Lower Silesia and has worked for international jury panels; since 2011 she teaches at the Academy of Arts and Design in Wrocław.

Krzysztof Pachurka — graduated in Art Education from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, since 2010 the Head of Museum of The Academy of Arts and Design in Wrocław. He originated the project aiming at elaboration and dissemination the artistic heritage by students, graduates and teachers of the Wrocław Art Academy, the implementation of which he currently supervises.

Wiel Seuskens studied Image and Media Technology at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKU) in Utrecht. He has worked at various Internet firms, specializing in live content and for the HKU as an instructor in computer graphics. The last ten years he was responsible for the IT and the day to day running of the Artlab at the Netherlands Media Art Institute. Presently he has his own company which is specialized in Internet applications and IT—solutions as well as he works for LIMA, the Dutch national expertise center for archiving, collecting, preseving and dsitribution of media art, on every digital aspect of preserving media art.

Rony Vissers — holds master`s degrees in information and library science, library and documentation science and communication sciences. He is coordinator at PACKED (Platform for the Archiving and Preservation of Audiovisual Arts) and supervises an international research project on the preservation of playback and display equipment for audiovisual art. Before he worked as a creator, producer and distributor of various media art projects and was the curator of film, video and music at STUK art center in Leuven. As a collection manager he worked for argos centre for art and media in Brussels where he coordinated the contribution of argos to the EU-funded project Gateway to Archives of Media Art (GAMA). In 2011—2013 Rony has been coordinating the Digitising Contemporary Art project.

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