the UCAN research center and Neural magazine present,
"What if the only legacy of new media is a static image?
The curatorial struggle in preserving new media's aesthetics and art
A lecture by Lanfranco Aceti, Associate Professor at Sabanci
Thursday 11 June, 10 AM
at the The Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Via Michelangelo
Buonarroti 1, Carrara, Italy
The preservation and exhibition of computer and media artworks is
affected by the necessity to present a traditional and objectified
image to the viewers. New media practices and computer arts are
characterized by evolutionary processes and technological supports
that contribute to shaping and defining the aesthetic. If 'migration'
and 'emulation' represent a curatorial strategy or methods for
collections' management, preservation and display deal with the
obsolescence of computer and media-based artworks. The strategy of
'extrapolation and objectification' may represent another opportunity
to address some of the difficulties presented by the immateriality of
these art forms. Perhaps the methodologies of display should be
changed and the possibilities of new media technologies exploited for
new curatorial approaches even when they challenge the authority of
both the author and the curator by focusing on the representation of
the environmental interaction and the importance of multiple media
formats of circulation of contemporary digital cultural expressions.
Dr. Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is
Associate Professor in Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul.
His research focuses on the intersection between digital arts, visual
culture and new media technologies. He is specialized in
inter-semiotic translations between classic media and new media,
contemporary digital hybridization processes, Avant-garde film and
new media studies and their practice-based applications in the field
of fine arts. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of
Computer Science, Virtual Reality Environments at University College
London. Previously an Honorary Research Fellow at the Slade School of
Fine Art, he has also worked as an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
at Birkbeck College, University of London and as Visiting Research
Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Centro di Ricerche e Documentazione sull'Arte e le Culture delle Reti
Diretto da Tommaso Tozzi
Scuola di Nuove Tecnologie dell'Arte
Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara
(sede distaccata) Via Michelangelo Buonarroti 1, Carrara, Italy
Tel. +39 0585777056
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