Talks and Events
Thu 18 Mar 2021 - 18:00 - 20:00

Documenting the Ruins of the Web

The third in a series of three events exploring new approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum - Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture.

Speakers

Olia Lialina is a pioneering net artist and theorist. She is cofounder and keeper of One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age archive and a professor at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.

Ofri Cnaani is an artist who works in performance and digital media. Cnaani is currently a PhD researcher at and Associate Lecturer at the Visual Cultures Department, Goldsmiths, UoL.

Upcoming Events

With and Without Walls: Photographic Reproduction and the Art Museum
Thursday 4 March, 18.00 GMT
Michelle Henning & Ben St. John

Collecting Social Media
Thursday 11 March, 18.00 GMT
Natalie Kane & Anni Wallenius

Documenting the Ruins of the Web
Thursday 18 March, 18.00 GMT
Olia Lialina & Ofri Cnaani


 

Part of 'Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture'

A series of events exploring new approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum.

From the Google Art Project to the screenshot, from the JPG to the Gigapixel image, photographic technologies continue to mediate our experience of art and culture. Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture is a series of talks at The Photographers’ Gallery over three weeks in March involving artists, curators, photographers, conservators, educators, technologists and museum professionals. Each talk explores a different aspect of the changing role of photography in art and digital culture, focusing on a range of approaches to documentation both inside and outside the museum.

The programme presents a series of case studies which reflect on the work of art in an age of photographic hyper-circulation. At a time where art selfies mix with installation shots on Instagram, how are practices of audience documentation changing the status and meaning of art? How can institutions engage with this expanded field of documentation, and what are the implications for art history and cultural memory? How is the pandemic changing the cultural value of documentation? How do contemporary practices of photographic reproduction intersect with critical discourses of authorship, ethics and control in new media platforms?

Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture forms part of Documenting Digital Art, an AHRC funded research project and partnership between University of Exeter, London South Bank University, Australian National University, LIMA (Amsterdam) and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.


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