[ISEA2020] Paper: Elisa Arca Jarque — ePPA project: Telling Peru’s video art histories through a unified platform

Abstract

Summit on New Media Art Archiving

Keywords: Video Art, Media Art, Archives, Platform, Research

ePPA – Espacio/ Plataforma de preservación audiovisual (ePPA – Space/ Platform for Audiovisual preservation) aims at making Lima Art Museum (MALI) and Hi-Andean Technology’s (ATA) video art collections available to a wider audience. By creating a platform, the project provides remote users with descriptive information of the artworks, and museum visitors with full access to the collection of video art. This paper discusses the challenges faced by the project in creating a platform that would work as a comprehensive database and, at the same time, would narrate the possible histories of video art in Peru.

  • Elisa Arca Jarque is a PhD student in Communication and Culture at York University (Toronto, Canada). She holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary and New Media Art from Paris 8 University (France). She has worked as project coordinator for ePPA Space/ Platform for Audiovisual preservation and as a researcher in video and media art in Latin America at Alta Tecnología Andina (ATA, Peru). She coordinated the publication of The future was now: 21 years of video and electronic art in Peru, book in which she also contributed as an author.