Academic thesis

Julia Giebeler: Interactive video installation. Documentation and reinstallation in the cas study about Exchange Fields by ill Seaman Back
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Abstract: The authentic preservation of interactive video installations and their appropriate reinstallation is difficult because of the basic conflict between the preservation of the material equipment and the preservation of the functionality of the installation. This conflict is discussed in the case study about the interactive video installation Exchange Fields by Bill Seaman. Additionally, the changing role of the conservator of interactive media installations is discussed. Because of the high complexity of such installations, the conservator has to rely on specialists of media technology, information technology, etc. when he develops and realizes preservation concepts for interactive media installations. The documentation of interactive video installations demands the material record of the work, the record of the process character and the visitors’ reception and the additional record of interactivity. Therefore a concept of a documentation model for media installations is introduced here, which considers the additional aspects of interactivity by introducing a new module for recording interactivity.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Gunnar Heydenreich
  • assistant Tutor:  Antje Janssen
  • date:  2009
  • Language:  German

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