GAMA Roundtable on sharing knowledge on Archiving Media Art

GAMA Roundtable on sharing knowledge on Archiving Media Art

25.09.2015 16:00 – 17:30 @ Ludwig Forum Aachen

This 4th edition of Archiving Media Art: Politics and Strategies will centre on DO IT YOURSELF TOGETHER maintenance of sustainable networks. Networks to share responsibilities and knowledge for the current and future new media art archiving.


Update and Future of the Gateway to Archives of Media Art

The GAMA portal provided access to a wealth of information about the works of both well-known and emerging European and non-European media artists. The material on media art initially came from eight European media art archives and could be searched and browsed on this common platform. The art projects presented include (previews of) experimental film and video art, performances, installations and; they are documented and further contextualised with texts, lectures and events. The portal was launched at Ars Electronica in 2009 by a consortium of 19 partners ranging from IT experts, academic and cultural institutions to archives and distributors. Since then the GAMA foundation transformed from a portal into a knowledge and project sharing group with a biannual public roundtable on media art archiving. In 2015 our roundtable will be hosted by Ludwig Forum and we want to open the GAMA network to museums and others.

Short Description of the Roundtable about networks of new media art archives

Our new media art archives are under constant threat of deterioration, obsolescence, inaccessibility and disrupted funding streams. How to bring these media art repositories into the future? How to conceive in the future of media art archiving and preservation? How to work on this in a collaborative way? The panel discusses possible collaboration models for academies, museums, distributors and festivals how to share knowledge and responsibility.

A panel discussion with : (tbc)

Andreas Spiegl (Akademie der Künste Wien, AT) / moderator (tbc)

Dieter Daniels (tbc)

Gaby Wijers

Ion Ippolito

Ursula Frohne


25th September, 2015 @ Ludwig Forum, Aachen (Germany)

16:00 – 18:00 (time to be confirmed could be earlier)