Institutional Presentation Statement
Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 10, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Lightning Talk.
Keywords: living archive, electronic art, art history, dissemination
A presentation about the digital archive of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media outlining some of the strategies to bring out different histories of electronic art that narrate the art form’s critical role in giving meaning to and (re-)interpreting the real-world effects of technology.
V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It strives to build a ‘living archive’ of electronic art, using its own documentation from over 40 years, made accessible on its website. This presentation outlines some of the strategies to bring out the different histories of electronic art that narrate the art form’s critical role in giving meaning to and (re-)interpreting the real-world effects of technology. https://v2.nl/archive
- Arie Altena (NL) is archive editor at V2_ and the author of Wat is community art? (2016) and 40 Years of V2_ (2022).
- Michel van Dartel (NL) is Director of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media and Research Professor at the AVANS Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology (CARADT).