An Interview with curator and CRUMB co-founder Sarah Cook

October 10th, 2010

What can curators of contemporary art learn from the distributed and participatory systems of new media art? Sarah Cook and Beryl Graham, co-founders of CRUMB (The Curatorial Resource for Upstart Media Bliss,, are the authors of the recent volume Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press). While in residence at SAW video in […]

Agacés? Agissez! Les éléphants dans l’air du temps

April 21st, 2010

It is my pleasure to introduce another blogger to the Artengine team. Mireille Bourgeois is the Programmer at SAW Video, and she brings a rich and diverse curatorial perspective to the blog. Enjoy! -AD (English translation available upon request. Email Deux  semaines passé, j’ai participé au Images Festival et au International Experimental Media Congress […]

A lost era of video art?

March 13th, 2010

The fifth DOCAM Summit took place in Montreal this week, the final meeting of this five year SSHRC-funded research project into the documentation and conservation of new media artworks. Some of the challenges shadowing the preservation of media arts heritage include technological obsolescence, the notion of authenticity when applied to digital or variable components, the importance of documenting user experience, and the ways in which the technologies used in a work contribute to its identity.