28 - 29 APRIL 2006

A two-day symposium surveying current projects concerned with preserving the history of media art and initiatives aimed at stimulating practices, networks, critical appreciation and knowledge associated with electronic and digital media arts.

Day 1 will provide a ‘guided tour’ of video art through the early exponents of analogue and film formats and re-examine their place within the contemporary art gallery and museum. This will be interspersed with artists’ presentations that help explore the nature and practice of the moving image and its current conditions within the ‘visual arts “scene”‘. The main drive will be to re-examine the critical frameworks between current practice and its antecedents.

Day 2 will involve presentations by members of Mag.Net (Magazine Network of Electronic Cultural Publishers), and will explore print and electronic publications as a mean of supporting new practices and networks around digital culture. Each contributor will present their editorial positions, an overview of practice in their countries, as well as present for pubic discussion some of the debates Mag.Net is interested in – social and virtual networking, developing flexible forms of translocal and transmedia exchange, and the new possibilities available to artists and publishers, such as POD (Publishing on Demand).

Day 1: Stephen Partridge (REWIND, Dundee), Daniel Reeves (artist, USA / Edinburgh), Tina Fiske (University of Glasgow), Chris Meigh-Andrews (artist, Preston), Rudolph Frieling (ZKM, Karlsrhue),  Mark Neville (artist, Glasgow), Malcolm Dickson (Street Level, Glasgow).

Day 2: Daniel Jewesbury (Variant, Glasgow / Belfast), Alessandro Ludovico (Neural Magazine, Italy), Miren Eraso (Zehar Magazine, Basque Country, Spain), Slavo Krekovic (3/4 Magazine, Slovak Republic), Christian Hoeller and Georg Schollehammer (Springerin, Austria), Simon Worthington (Mute, London).