Thu 05 July
A public discussion on personal collecting and media archiving.
Monoskop Library is a new public resource for history of media culture. The online archive includes experimental films, video art, electroacoustic music, computer art, graphics, prints, as well as numerous publications covering media arts and culture from their pre-history up until the last decade. It primarily focuses on the works, which – despite their historical significance – are not appropriately represented in the canon of art history, and seemed destined to remain out of sight for many years to come. The public launch of Monoskop library will be followed by a discussion on personal collecting, media archiving, and collaborative production of art history, together with invited guests Annet Dekker, Darko Fritz, Florian Cramer, and Sandra Fauconnier. The event is facilitated by Dušan Barok, with the support from the Piet Zwart Institute and TENT.