The Image Science and Media Art Research Working Group received funding in 2017 for the project “DARIAH Digital Art, Science and Technology Institution Network” (DARIAH-DASTIN). This project aimed in developing a new profile for institutions on the Archive of Digital Art (ADA) to become visible as stakeholders in the media art community and beyond, exchange with artists and scholars and share information on latest exhibitions and other events.
With media art, the institutional infrastructure for art production and exhibition significantly changed. Expanding from traditional art and memory institutions (art academies, studio, museums) to innovative and transformational organisation venues, like festivals, biennials, hackathons and workshops, the applied methods to exhibit media art nowadays demonstrate its future-oriented mediality.
Media Art in its position at the intersection of art, science & technology is collaboratively produced by technicians, programmers, artists and performers in a diverse range of institutions, e.g. labs, research
The social software on ADA allows artist and scholars to document their own works with textual and visual data on:
- biographical and bibliographic information
- lists of events, exhibitions, and publications
- graphic images of the installation of the artwork
- digital images of artworks (exhibited, in
processand in all its varying iterations)
- information on the software used and hardware configuration
- technical instructions (schematics)
- type of interface and display
- video documents (interviews, presentations, artwork interactions)
- references and literature about the artists
- information about the technical staff
As part of the DARIAH Working Group grant, a new profile for institutions was developed. Institutions can join as active members of the ADA community. As a research database, the role of institutions in the art production will be made visible, ranging from the technologies applied for education, dissemination and preservation to curatorial strategies and publications. With the social software functions, this archive brings together the different stakeholders involved in the media art production, education and dissemination (e.g. artists, researchers, universities, art centres, museums, festivals) to exchange information and document media art as part of our Digital Cultural Heritage.
This post is part of the Working Groups Stories series presenting results and outcomes from the Working Group Funding Scheme 2017-2018.