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// The Project mediaartbase.de

The archiving of media art continues to gain significance in the international art world. An abundance of artistically valuable works have been created in the past thirty years, few of which, however, have been entered into the existing archives. Their conservation and restoration comprises one of the essential future tasks in this area of archiving, since video tapes, films, and analog carrier materials, as well as CDs and DVDs possess only a limited lifespan.    

Four institutions are currently collaborating on a pioneering project:

 

:: ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

:: European Media Art Festival Osnabrück

:: documenta Archive in Kassel

:: Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival   

 

The joint project KUR — Programme for the Conservation of Moveable Cultural Assets aims to electronically process selected objects from these four unique collections and make them available to the public. An important component of this work is the development of a model structure for databank management, archiving, and presentation that also allows smaller archives and other institutions to link up to it and process their own collections. The “mediartbase.de” technology is largely based on open-source software in order to create a cost-effective, decentralized databank and to enable new content to be linked with existing data.

 

Project Director: Prof. Ludger Brümmer (ZKM)

General Manager: Dr. Achim Heidenreich (ZKM)

Project Coordination: Matthias Zipp (basis5, Kassel)

// In the archives

:: Nam June Paik :: Gerhard Richter :: Emilio Vedova :: Joseph Beuys :: Ulrike Rosenbach :: Rebecca Horn :: Duane Hanson :: Harry Kramer :: George Trakas :: Walter De Maria :: Haus-Rucker-Co :: Bill Viola :: Fabrizio Plessi :: Louise Bourgeois :: Matthew Barney :: Thomas Hirschhorn :: Multiplicity :: Ai Weiwei :: Lotty Rosenfeld :: Ecke Bonk :: Raqs Media Collective :: Giuseppe Penone :: Ulrich Rückriem :: Funakoshi Katsura :: Kawamata Tadashi :: Edward Hopper :: Klaus Geldmacher :: Shirin Neshat :: Cady Noland :: Bruce Nauman :: Paul Thek :: Chuck Close :: Mark Andre :: Natasha Barrett :: Sandeep Bhagwati :: Marco Blaauw :: Dominik Blum :: Ludger Brümmer :: Gérard Buquet :: Nicolas Collins :: Darren Copeland :: Robert Darroll :: Francis Dhomont :: Agostino Di Scipio :: Gerhard Eckel :: Simon Emmerson :: Peter Eötvös :: Luca Francesconi :: Kiyoshi Furukawa :: Vinko Globokar :: Gilles Gobeil :: Johannes Goebel :: ErhardGrosskopf :: Georg Katzer :: Garth Knox :: Ron Kuivila :: Edmund Kuppel :: György Kurtág Jr. :: Yannis Kyriakides :: Cort Lippe :: Jorge E. López :: Alvin Lucier :: Mesias Maiguashca :: Kaffe Matthews :: Matthias Ockert :: Olga Neuwirth :: Robert Normandeau :: Peter Ruzicka :: Åke Parmerud :: Melvyn Poore :: Nicolaus Richter de Vroe :: Joseph Anton Riedl :: Wolfgang Rihm :: rosalie :: Valerio Sannicandro :: Bernd Schultheis ::: Laurie Schwartz :: K.R.H. Sonderborg :: Günter Steinke :: Karlheinz Stockhausen :: Atau Tanaka :: Todor Todoroff :: Barry Truax :: Alejandro Viñao :: Bill Viola :: Hildegard Westerkamp :: Gerhard E. Winkler :: Stevie Wishart :: zeitblom :: Romy Achituv :: AL + AL :: Tony Allard :: Martin Arnold :: Hanno Baethe :: Irit Batsry :: Breda Beban :: Antonin de Bemels :: Sadie Benning :: Michael Bielicky :: Simon Biggs :: Kjell Bjørgeengen :: Claus Blume ::  Gábor Bódy :: Louise Bourque :: Stan Brakhage :: Dietmar Brehm :: Torsten Z. Burns :: Abigail Child :: Martha Colburn :: Bruce Conner :: Antonin De Bemels :: Anouk de Clercq :: Juan Downey :: Steven Dwoskin :: Vicky Funari :: Joe Gibbons :: Karø Goldt ::  Mihai Grecu :: Marina Grzinic :: Jean Francois Guiton :: Akiko Hada ::  Tony Hill :: Barbara Hlali  :: Mike Hoolboom :: Robert Hutter :: Takahiko Imura :: Hartmut Jahn :: Christoph Janetzko :: Istvan Kantor :: Ken Kobland :: Vladimir Kobrin :: Thomas Köner  :: Vlado Kristl :: Dalibor Martinis :: Mara Mattuschka :: Norbert Meissner ::  Björn Melhus :: Roz Mortimer :: Matthias Müller :: Stefan Panhans :: Rotraut Pape :: Leighton Pierce :: Jürgen Reble :: Steve Reinke :: Pipilotti Rist :: Jósef Robakowski :: Julika Rudelius :: Keith Sanborn :: Corinna Schnitt :: Simon Biggs :: Ron Sluik :: John Smith  :: Michael Snow :: Caspar Stracke :: Ed van Megen :: dogfilm :: Bettina Ellerkamp :: Jörg Heitmann :: Merle Kröger :: Philip Scheffner :: Bjørn Melhus :: Curtis Burz :: Henning Lohner :: Raskin :: Rotraut Pape :: Christoph Dreher :: Wayne Yung :: Jan de Bruin :: Shelly Silver :: Sheila Pye :: Nicholas Pye :: Pascal Lièvre :: Harald Schleicher :: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay :: Denis Beaubois :: Anna Berger :: Diane Nerwen :: Manuel Saiz :: Susanne Schulz :: Alberto Signetto :: Rodeon Brodsky :: Kain Karawahn :: Mike Stubbs :: Marianne Theunissen :: Chris Baaten :: Benjamin Seide :: Henry Schmidt  :: Sérgio Bloch :: Ed.de la Torre :: Melissa Totten :: Melissa Yonemotox :: Gerd Gockell :: Ute Heuer :: Katharina Wibmer :: Michael Curran :: Avi Mograbi :: Schroeter und Berger :: Wolfgang Hogekamp :: Sebastian Kraemer :: Anne-Brit Rage :: Barbara Kasper :: Gregor Schuster :: Lothar Schuster :: Michael Toke :: Sebastian Winkels :: Claudia Aravena Abughosh :: Michel Klöfkorn :: New Working Class Pictures :: Klaus Weber :: Judith Malek-Mahdavi :: Jesko Fezer :: Axel John Wieder :: Katja Reichard :: Florian Zeyfang :: Katja Eydel :: Pietro Sanguineti :: Elfe Brandenburger :: Thomas Haemmerli :: Christian Meyer :: Reinhard Manz :: Angela Zumpe :: Riki Kalbe :: E. Heinrich Sabl :: Hans Rolf Strobel :: Torsten Ratheischak :: Heinrich Tichawsky :: Klaus Weller :: Jan Schütte :: Detlef Gumm :: Hans-Georg Ullrich ::

and many more