What's the Matter? Media, Materiality, and Meaning in Film and Video Installations
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Museum Lecture Hall; Getty Center
Free Event; Ticket Required
How do works of art endure over time in the face of aging materials and changing interpretations of their meaning? How do decay, technological obsolescence, and the blending of old and new media affect what an artwork is and can become? What role do the conservation and curation play in our understanding of what the artwork is and how it functions within and beyond a specific historical moment? How does media specificity limit these works' changeable character? This panel combines scholarly, curatorial, conservation and artistic perspectives to debate the issues arising from display, maintenance and archiving of media artworks in a broader sense, and film, video, and multimedia installations specifically.