Approaches, Strategies and Theoretical and Practice-Based Research Methods to investigate and archive video art: Some reflections from the REWIND projects

Laura Leuzzi, Stephen Partridge, Adam Lockhart

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Abstract

This paper will discuss methodologies, approaches and issues, emerging out of three major research projects that have investigated early histories of video art in Europe: REWIND (2004 ongoing), REWINDItalia (2011-2014) and EWVA (2015-2018). The paper will discuss how the projects have engaged with the history of the apparatus, the identity and status of the artworks, preservation methods, and the legacy of these video artworks today. A particular focus will be on semi-structured questionnaires for interviews structured to capture oral histories, memories and recollections, that in some cases would have been otherwise lost to future knowledge and the uncovering of lost artworks and their available documentation. The speakers directly involved in the projects - will discuss solutions, risks and experiences encountered in the projects and future research perspectives for re-covering, collecting, archiving and narrating the histories of early video art in Europe. The paper will discuss also different practice-based research methods, platforms and engagement strategies, including re-installation and re-enactment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Workshops in Computing
Subtitle of host publicationMAH2019 Conference Proceedings
PublisherBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Pages274-282
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
EventRE:SOUND: 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Arts 2019 - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019
http://www.mediaarthistory.org/resound

Publication series

NameElectronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
PublisherBCS
ISSN (Electronic)1477-9358

Conference

ConferenceRE:SOUND
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period20/08/1923/08/19
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Keywords

  • Video art
  • Archive
  • Research methodologies

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    Leuzzi, L., Partridge, S., & Lockhart, A. (2020). Approaches, Strategies and Theoretical and Practice-Based Research Methods to investigate and archive video art: Some reflections from the REWIND projects. In Electronic Workshops in Computing: MAH2019 Conference Proceedings (pp. 274-282). (Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)). BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/RESOUND19.41