[ISEA2022] Paper: Jose Maria Alonso-Calero, Jose Antonio Vertedor-Romero & Juan Carlos Robles-Florido — Archiving Strategies in the Computational Age: creating a Media and Data Art digital media library based on a curatorial methodology


Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 10, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Short paper.

Keywords: Interactive Archive, Media Art, Data Art, curatorial politics

As an innovative solution to the challenges of documenting, indexing and researching new media art, this proposal proposes the creation of the Video-Policy media library (from now on MeViPol) within the framework of the research group HUM-1062: Policies of the audio-visual image and its technological environment in artistic practice. This project focuses on two lines of research. On the one hand, curatorial strategies for archiving works developed in Media Art and Data Art. On the other hand, we consider that the artistic trends encompassed in these two blocks have characteristics of obsolescence due to the rapid advance of technology, so MeViPol proposes a virtual space in which both the programming code with which these works are developed and the records generated for their development, both technical and conceptual, is collected.

  • Jose Maria Alonso-Calero (ES). Lecturer and Researcher in Fine Arts. Doctoral thesis: “The flow of the scene in physical interaction: participation, virtuality and presence”. He has combined his teaching work with the management and organisation of scientific events related to the hybridisation of artistic and creative languages. His research activity is carried out in the field of interdisciplinary artistic creation. He is studying for a PhD in Audiovisual Communication. Research grant in a Virtual Reality group in the Department of Computer Architecture to later join the professional world of the audiovisual sector. He carries out different artistic projects framed in the relationship between art and new media, highlighting interaction projects, relational art and territory, etc… IP of projects such as “Map of design transfers”, “Bürohack. Bureaucratic Experience by UX”, “SCENUX Prototype: a tool for the registration through gamification of the user’s experience in creation and reception”, “LIMBO Space Social Sound XD”.
  • Jose Antonio Vertedor-Romero (ES), Artist and interdisciplinary researcher. Currently on a research stay at the University of Granada with a Margarita Salas grant. PhD in Communication in the audiovisual research line at the University of Málaga. Master’s in Interdisciplinary Artistic Production at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Málaga. Research support grant for postgraduate studies at the University of Malaga. Artist-in-Residence Scholarship at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Malaga. Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Malaga.
  • Juan Carlos Robles-Florido (ES). Lecturer in Sculpture since 2019, with three six-year periods of research CNEAI, (Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora) active, since 2019, Director of the Department of Art and Architecture of the UMA (University of Málaga). My artistic research is concerned with making visible the conditioning factors of the formation of desire to elaborate strategies for approaching the Other in the current moment of mass media globalisation of culture. Through photography, video, sculpture and intervention in public space, I open a reflection where the contemporary multitude inhabiting is the protagonist.