Keywords: Media Art, Media Art Histories, Video Art, Electrographic Art, Ibero-American, MIDE.
Any historiographic effort on Media Art shows the complexity of its own conceptualization regarding those artistic practices that it involves, since there is not unanimity between experts and researchers about this topic as it is shown in the media art history meetings. Neither a consensual taxonomy in these artistic practices. However, one of the most relevant is the taxonomy completed by Professor José Ramón Alcalá, MIDE´s director and a ground-breaking in the subject of electrographic art in Spain. Taking his taxonomy as a reference, we can resolve that Video art and Electrographic Art, both started in the 60’s but developed in the 70’s and 80’s, were some of the artistic practices that brought the first ideas of Media Art in Spain and Latin America. Regarding to Video art, some of the pioneer artists and researchers were Eugeni Bonet, Joaquín Dols, Antoni Mercader and Antoni Muntadas, as can be seen in the historic
book En torno al video. With respect to Electrographic Art, some of the pioneers were Paulo Bruscky, Clemente Padín, Humberto Jardón and José Ramón Alcalá with the International Museum of Electrographic Artworks (MIDE) in Cuenca, the most important example adding the collection of this unique museum. mediaarthistory.org
- Raquel Caerols Mateo. Accredited as Senior Lecturer. PhD in Applied Creativity at the School of Fine Arts of the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain (UCM) with Cum
Laude qualification. Assistant Professor at the School of Communication at the University Francisco de Vitoria (Spain) in the area of creativity and visual arts. He has also participated as a lecturer at international congresses as the Computer Art in Mexico City, or the Sixth Congress of fun and education. For a new learning, organized by the Technology Foundation of Madrid held in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). He has been responsible for the direction of the First Symposium Cyberculture and New Media Art, along with Dr. Juan Arturo Rubio Arostegui, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain.
- Beatriz Escribano Belmar. Bachelor of Fine Arts (2011) with a Research Master in Visual and Multimedia Arts (2012), she is FPI Research fellowship at the University of Castilla–La Mancha (Spain) by the JCCM (Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha). She collaborated in the Archive of Digital Art, ADA (Danube University, Austria) and worked in the Musei Civici in Venice. Her last publication is Processes: The Artist and The Machine. Reflections on the historical Media Art (2016)
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