Call for Papers: Archiving the Arts symposium

The Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University and Independent Media Arts Preservation invite submissions for a symposium titled Archiving the Arts: Addressing Preservation in the Creative Process, scheduled for October 13 2012 during Archives Week in New York City, organized by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York.

The symposium will explore the relationship between media artists and audiovisual archivists. It will address best practices, working methods, and technological and industry issues. The prospectus for the event says: “The problems associated with preserving born-digital works combined with the threat of media obsolescence intensify the urgency of preemptive preservation practices. Film and video archivists know all too well the risks media artworks face. At the same time, artists face the same concerns—not only with completed works, but also with the raw materials of film, video, audio, and digital objects, which are essential to artists’ ongoing creative process. But often these two groups lack a common language and a way for their communities to interact and develop tools to serve all parties. Archivists don’t necessarily understand the creative process. Artists don’t always think about their work in terms of its preservation.”

The day-long symposium of panels, screenings, and workshops is intended for working professionals, artists, students, and other interested parties whose goal is to prevent avoidable loss of creative works by integrating preservation strategies into moving image creation and production.

The Call for Papers submission information is onlineDeadline for submissions is Friday, July 13, 2012. Follow @AMIAatNYU or #ata12 on Twitter for updates.

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