ISEA2011 WORKSHOP: Conservation of Experiences with Media Art

Conservation of Experiences with Media Art

Workshop Leader: Gabriel Vanegas
2nd Leader: Pau Cata

The workshop consists in conservation of works of media art through developing a personal illustrated diary that will be archived in a database of contemporary art. Each participant will choose a work of art exhibited in ISEA Istanbul, developing his/her own personal diary – describing his/her experience. The diaries will be presented to the general public and developed later for preservation in an encyclopedic volume (Codex_Media Art), and in our web database that will remain “forever” as a cultural heritage.
Bios of the Presenters
Gabriel Vanegas is a media artist and researcher, with a master in media art at the school KHM in Cologne-Germany. In his research work, he has founded, curated and directed “El Niuton magazine,” one of the first publication about media art in Latin America with more than 350 media artists around the world; he has also curated and published a book called, “Hybrid Beans”, Art as a manifesto of hybridization. In his artistic work experiments with spatiality, virtuality and poetic, exhibiting internationally in festivals such as Migaa Project-Ars Electronica / Austria, KHM annual Exhibition/ Germany, Amaze Fest-Club Transmediale/ Germany, V2 Rotterdam / Holand, Sonica Festival/ Slovenia, ZKM museum/ Karlsruhe. Nowadays he makes a research in the area of Media Art archiving and Media Archaeology developing a project called “Botaniq,” a data base of contemporary art based on the experiences of the people who interact with a work of art.

Pau Cata has been working in the cultural field for more than 10 years. First he worked on the development of educational material for the main museums of Catalonia and Barcelona while completing his degree in Contemporary History by the University of Barcelona (with awarded Erasmus in Italy and Greece). In 2004 he moved to London where he worked for The British Museum and the White Cube Gallery. During his five years in London he completed a Diploma in Arts Management by Birkbeck College and the MA Critical Arts Management and Media Cultural Studies by LSBU (funded by the Catalan Arts Council and the Spanish Ministry of Culture). For his MA he was awarded a Distinction and the Course Director Price for Outstanding Achievement. He has participated also in different courses on curating at Brikcbek College and Central Saint Martins and is member of the curatorial partnership Nomadic Projects. He is currently director of CeRCCa, Center for Research and Creativity and Artists in Residence located in his hometown of Llorenc del Penedes (Catalonia). As part of his job as Director he has been part on numerous research projects and workshops and is currently undertaking an Erasmus Young Entrepreneur Program with MoTA (Museum of Transient Art) in Ljubljana (Slovenia) developing a network of AIR Programs in East Europe.

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