An Interactive Mnemonic Space for the Process of Re-exhibiting

Karin de Wild

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How will the artist website be remembered? Eventually this artwork could be remembered within an art museum, but there has been a complicated relationship between the museum and Net.Art, in part because of the different memory strategies at play within each. This paper analyses strategies that the artists experiment with to keep alive for now and with an eye on the future. This brings into view that it is important to rethink the division between communicative and cultural memory and hybridize memory processes as explained in both fields. How can this new epistemology of memory be applied within museum curatorial practice? This paper proposes the concept of ‘re-exhibiting’: developing various versions for display that strive to incorporate the communication within networks. The exhibition history shows the artwork as a changing entity; it can give insights in the DNA of the artwork and the memory strategies that can be applied to keep it alive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEA 2016 Hong Kong Cultural Revolution
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art
EditorsOlli Tapio Leino
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCity University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789624423976
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art: Cultural Revolution - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 May 201622 May 2016


Conference22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art: Cultural Revolution
Abbreviated titleISEA 2016
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
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