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VMAC Forum - Time-based Media Collection and Accessibility VMAC Forum - 時基媒體的典藏與可及性

VMAC Forum - Time-based Media Collection and AccessibilityVMAC Forum - 時基媒體的典藏與可及性


The proliferation of time-based media has led to the question of archiving and preserving — in what ways a collection of video and media arts is able to engage with the ever-changing media technology, artistic formats and even socio-political contexts? We have invited the representatives of two notable institutions to formulate a dialogue – Gaby Wijers, the director of LIMA (Amsterdam) and Anna Lena Seiser, the General Manager and Head of Video-Forum of n.b.k (Berlin) to share their experiences in both archiving and preserving. Their sharing will shed light on the capacity and difficulties in archiving and preserving time-based media as an institution, which also allow us to rethink these contemporary cultural practices.

時基媒體的激增與流行引發了存檔及保存的問題——錄像與媒體藝術的收藏能以何種方式回應不斷變化的媒體技術、藝術形式甚至社會政治語境?因此我們邀請了兩位重要的機構代表進行對談 —— LIMA(阿姆斯特丹)的總監 Gaby Wijers 及 n.b.k(柏林)的總經理兼Video-Forum負責人 Anna Lena Seiser 分享他們在存檔與保存方面的經驗。他們的分享將揭示作為機構在存檔和保存時基媒體的可能和面對的困難,這亦讓我們重新思考這些當代的文化實踐。

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Date: 20/2/2023 (Fri)
Time: 7 pm HKT / 12 n.n  CET
Gaby Wijers – Director, LIMA
Anna Lena Seiser – General Manager and Head of Video-Forum, n.b.k
Host: Emilie Choi

Gaby Wijers

Gaby Wijers is founder and director of LIMA. Previously she was coordinator of collection, preservation and related research at Montevideo/TBA/NIMk, Amsterdam (NL); she has a background in information management, theater and informatics. She initiated, advised and participated in multiple national and international projects dealing with the documentation, preservation and access of immaterial and interactive art, specialisation media art and performance. a.o.«ArtHost», «UNFOLD», «NACCA», «Transformation Digital Art», «Preservation of Media art Collections in the Netherlands», «Inside Installations», «Inside Movement Knowledge», «Obsolete Equipment», «Digitizing Contemporary Art», «Digitalcanon?!», «Documenting Digital Art». She participates in national and international networks such as Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE) and Network Archives Design and Digitale Culture, is guest lecturer at Amsterdam University and honorable research fellow at Exeter University.

About LIMA:

LIMA is the international platform for sustainable access to media art. In addition to the conservation and research activities LIMA acts as distributor (collection Montevideo and more). In this way LIMA maintains close contact with the practice. LIMA offers digitization services to museums, galleries and artists, and has a fully functioning digital repository for the storage of digital art. Herein, a major part of the digital collection of the Netherlands is preserved for future presentation. LIMA aims to translate media art to the current time and technology, new forms and meanings.

Anna Lena Seiser

Anna Lena Seiser is managing director of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and head of the n.b.k. Video-Forum, the oldest and one of the biggest public video-art-collections in Germany. Between 2015-2019 Seiser worked as curator at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, where she has realized extensive solo and group exhibitions with international artists. From 2011–2015 Seiser worked for the German Academic Scholarship Foundation as well as for the postgraduate Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Scholarship program. In 2009/2010 she was part of the program team of transmediale – festival for arts and digital culture in Berlin. Seiser researched and published on the media history of the living image at the intersection of art and science.

About The n.b.k. Video-Forum

Founded in 1971 at the initiative of artists and cultural producers, the n.b.k. Video-Forum with over 1,700 works of video art is the oldest and biggest collection of video art in Germany. The focal points of the collection are Fluxus, feminist video, historical and contemporary video art of Berlin, as well as approaches reflecting on the media.


日期 : 20/2/2023 (一)
時間 : 7 pm HKT / 12 n.n  CET
Anna Lena Seiser  – n.b.k(柏林)總經理兼Video-Forum負責人
Gaby Wijer – LIMA(阿姆斯特丹)總監
主持: 蔡倩怡

Gaby Wijers

Gaby Wijers是LIMA的創辦人和總監。她曾任職Montevideo/TBA/NIMk(阿姆斯特丹,荷蘭)的項目收藏、保存和相關研究計劃的統籌;同時擁有資訊管理、戲劇和資訊學的背景。Gaby Wijers曾參與和發起多個荷蘭及國際藝術項目,內容涉及非物質、互動藝術、媒體藝術和表演藝術的保存和可及性,包括:《ArtHost》,《UNFOLD》,《NACCA》,《Transformation Digital Art》,《Preservation of Media art Collections in the Netherlands》,《Inside Installations》,《Inside Movement Knowledge》,《Obsolete Equipment》,《Digitizing Contemporary Art》,《Digitalcanon?!》,《Documenting Digital Art》。她是多個荷蘭和國際機構的成員,如Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK),Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE) 和 Network Archives Design and Digitale Culture。她現為阿姆斯特丹大學的客席講師和艾希特大學榮譽研究員。

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Anna Lena Seiser

Anna Lena Seiser 是n.b.k. (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein) ——德國其中一個歷史悠久的大型公共錄像藝術典藏庫的總經理兼Video-Forum負責人。在2015至2019年間,Seriser在杜塞道夫美術館擔任策展人,並與眾多國際藝術家合作舉辦個人和群體展覽。2011至2015年,Seiser在German Academic Scholarship Foundation工作,同時於Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Scholarship作研究生。在2009到2010年間,她是德國transmediale藝術節的節目團隊成員。Seiser研究和出版過有關藝術與科技的媒體影像史。

關於 The n.b.k. Video-Forum

n.b.k.於1971年在一群藝術家和文化工作者的倡議下成立,n.b.k. Video-Forum收藏了超過1700件錄像藝術作品,是德國最富有歷史的大型典藏庫。他們的重點收藏包括激浪派(Fluxus)作品、女性主義錄像、新舊柏林錄像藝術,以及關注反思媒體的各種手法。