[-empyre-] Welcome Mona Jimenez, Gabriela Previdillo, Lluis Roqué

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Wed Sep 29 15:37:33 EST 2010

For our final week's discussion (which will take 
us through Monday, Oct. 4, we are pleased to be 
joined by three very experienced 
curators/archivists of international new media. 
We have long admired the work of Mona Jimenez on 
preserving new media, particularly the heroic 
work she has done with Sherry Miller Hocking and 
Kathy High in preserving the 40 years of 
videotapes produced at the Experimental 
Television Center in Owego, New York 
(http://www.experimentaltvcenter.org/).     Tim 
was delighted to meet Gabriela Previdello  of the 
renowned FILE electronic language international 
festival and Lluis Roqué of the Museum of 
Contemporary Art of Barcelona durig the 
Taxonomedia Buenos Aires conference.  They 
represent a range of approaches and opinions that 
will be welcome in the last week of September's 
focus on "Archiving New Media Art: Ephemerality 
and/or Sustainability."

Welcome to you all.

Mona Jimenez (US) teaches Arts and is Associate
Director of New York University's graduate
program in Moving Image Archiving and
Preservation, where she teaches  video
preservation and the preservation of "complex
media."  From 2005-2010, she was a participating
researcher with DOCAM
As a Researcher-in-Residence at the Daniel
Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and
Technology, she created a cataloging template for
custom and commercial machines used to make media
She is currently working with Kathy High (RPI)
and Sherry Miller Hocking (Experimental
Television Center) on a book project on 1970s
custom-built electronic art tools, and dialogues
between "pioneers" of tool development and
current practitioners. For the past two years has
led teams of moving image archivists to Ghana to
work with caretakers of audiovisual collections.

Gabriela Previdello (Brazil) lives and works in
São Paulo, Brazil. Graduated in Fine Arts, she
developed her work in art direction, producing
different events, media and art exhibitions,
including FILE electronic language international
festival.   As FILE Archive Coordinator, she
works on digital memory research, with emphasis
in conservation, preservation and exhibition of
electronic and digital art.

Lluis Roqué (Argentina) works in the Department
of Conservation and Restoration at the Museum of
Contemporary Art of Barcelona
(http://www.macba.cat/) where he is responsible
for the conservation of audiovisual and
photographic materials.  He was trained in Fine
Arts at the University of Barcelona where he
specialized in the Conservation and Restoration
of Images.

We are looking forward to a very helpful and provocative discussion.


Renate and Tim

Renate Ferro and Tim Murray
Managing Moderators, -empyre- a soft-skinned space
Department of Art/ Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York  14853

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