[ISEA2020] Paper: Byeongwon Ha — Archiving Interactive Art for Art Practitioners and Theorists

Abstract

Summit on New Media Art Archiving

Keywords: Interactive art, Phenomenology, Archiving, Art-and-technology, Documentation, Conceptual art

Due to limited exhibition spaces, art has been mainly consumed with specific documentation formats. Books or catalogs were key media to experience painting and sculpture. Later on, in addition to print media, video became a major platform to document installation art and performance art. However, documentation techniques of those formats do not fit for archiving interactive art due to its multifaceted properties including emerging technologies, audiences’ participation, and spatiotemporal environments. This paper stresses that current documentation for interactive art needs an interlocked archiving system including conceptual, technological, and phenomenological approaches.

  • Byeongwon Ha is an assistant professor in Media Arts in the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina. He has created as an artist in the field of new media art in Columbia, South Carolina. His research traces a significant transition from analog media, including film, architecture, and video, to new media. bwonha.com