To Transfer or to Transform #5

6 December 2011, 20:00

Nan Hoover, Black and White... 2002
Dick Raaijmakers, Ideofoons, 1970

6 December 2011, 20:00 hrs
Entrance: Free

In the sessions To Transfer or to Transform the Netherlands Media Art Institute brings together a number of artists to talk about new versions, remakes, reconstructions and emulation of their work. On December 6 the artists themselves, media art pioneers Nan Hoover and Dick Raaijmakers, are not present. The reconstruction of their work will be presented by researchers and exhibition builders. The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) is researching the conservation of media artworks.

As a case study in the Obsolete Equipment project the installation Black and White ... by Nan Hoover, 2002 was reconstructed. Eve Dullart (NIMk) will present the research.

Nan Hoover was one of the (Dutch) media art pioneers, so is Dick Raaijmakers. Dick Raaijmakers won recently the The Witteveen Bos Art Technology Award and his Ideofoons were reconstructed at the Bergkerk in Deventer.

Kees Tazelaar* will introduce the context and strategy in reconstructing Dick Raaijmakers work. Hans Lentz will present the practical approch in reconstructing Ideofoon III.
The program will be in Dutch.

* Kees Tazelaar will be using the CD-release "Popular Electronics", with all electronic music from the Philips Research Laboratories (including many works by Dick Raaijmakers) and his involvement in various reconstructions of "Le Poème électronique" by Le Corbusier, Edgard Varese and Iannis Xenakis in order to elaborate on his work and publications in the field of conservation and reconstruction.