Transformation Digital Art 2020

It is with a very heavy heart that the organisation of Transformation Digital Art 2020 has decided to postpone Transformation Digital Art Symposium, which would take place on 19 & 20 March 2020 at LIMA in Amsterdam. This is to protect the safety of our speakers, guests, participants and the LIMA staff at this very difficult moment in time. We will keep you posted.

To all who have already bought a ticket for Transformation Digital Art Symposium 2020, we will get in contact with you.

MARCH 19 & 20, 2020
LIMA Amsterdam

In performance and digital art, documentation has become the focus of conservation and presentation strategies. These artistic practices also challenge existing forms of documentation, resulting in new ways of thinking about documentation. What can be learned from other practices within and outside of the scope of the museum? Transformation Digital Art 2020 aims to show and discuss excising and new strategies for the documentation, transmission, and preservation of digital art for and by artists, curators and conservators. 

Documentation — a work’s physical remnant or trace —is created and used in different ways, depending on its use, perspective and timing. First and foremost, from the moment the work is conceived, its documentation serves the artists and their collaborators. As its development progresses, the documentation targets an increasingly wide audience, playing an important role in the mediation, dissemination, contextualization and history of the artwork. Next, the documentation is used and expanded upon through a variety of actions and activities, such as the work’s installation, preservation and restoration. Also audiences are documenting and circulating images of these artworks and so documentation becomes part of identity construction. And ultimately, it is likely that documentation will survive the work, becoming its historical witness and sometimes supplementing any remaining fragments or relics.

BIO's in PDF

Vivian van Saaze (Associate Professor Literature & Art, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University), Gabriella Giannachi (Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies, University of Exeter), Natalie Kane (Curator of Digital Design, Victoria and Albert Museum London), Steve Benford (Professor Collaborative Computing, University of Nottingham), Annet Dekker (Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies, University of Amsterdam), Michelle Kasprzak (Artist/Curator/Writer), Marisa Olson (Artist/Writer/Media Theorist/Curator), Martijn van Boven (Artist/Tutor), Rachel Somers Miles (Project Manager and Researcher, LIMA) & Stefan Glowacki (Research Intern, LIMA), Wiel Seuskens (Technical Manager, LIMA), Lilli Elias (Research Intern, LIMA), Eoin O'Donohoe (Digital Preservation Analyst, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision), Marcel Ras (Program Manager, Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE)), Sanneke Huisman (Programme and Writing, LIMA), Sandra Fauconnier (Art Historian / Wikimedia), Aymeric Mansoux (Artist/Researcher), Julie Boschat Thorez (Artist/Researcher) and Dušan Barok (Artist/Researcher), Gerald van der Kaap (Artist), Mauricio Van Der Maesen de Sombreff (Artist) and Gaby Wijers (Director, LIMA). 

Case studies by SFMOMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, LIMA, Van Abbemuseum and others.

DAY 1: Thursday, March 19, 10:00 - 17.30
DAY 2: Friday, March 20, 10:00 -  17.30
Workshop 1: Wikipedia: Writing Artist Biographies for
Workshop 2: Collaborative Experimental Publishing as an Art Preservation Strategy: Documenting Naked on Pluto on Monoskop wiki.
**For your DAY 2 ticket, you will have a choice between the two options in the tickets section
Programme in PDF

The symposium will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam.
LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Registration for the symposium is mandatory.
Tickets are €50,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, and includes lunch.
Student tickets are €10,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, not including lunch. Make sure you bring your student ID.

Keep an eye on our website, attend the event on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date as the symposium approaches.

** Please note tickets for DAY 1 & DAY 2 must be purchased separately. For your DAY 2 ticket, you will have a choice between the two options in the tickets section. **


The symposium is part of the collaborative research project Documenting Digital Art
and is supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council