Video Art / Media Art Preservation: Studies and Suggestions
THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK
Case Study: Two installations by Torben Soeborg
Installations are in fact most often site specific, and this also raises the question: what happens then when a museum buys the installation and perhaps lent it out for exhibition in other museums/sites? Or the artist herself do it?
The artist can give detailed description / drawings /
photos of how to built and place the installation AND deliver the elements and
also build the installation himself example: My video installations. THE ECHO OF THE
SEA IN THE BURNING FOREST from 1996 at "Kunst 96
i Vestsjaelland", Knabstrup, Denmark (Concept: Inspired by a sentense - [the
echo of the sea in] the burning forest - from André Breton: La Manifest du
3 Euro wooden palls
or the artist can just deliver the description / drawings / photos and the tape and let the museum or exhibition site built the installation without the artist being there as I did with my installation: WAVE MOTION from Copenhagen 1985 when it was shown at Eymaros Art Space in Athens, Greece, in 1990
Of course the two installations were not quite identical - and you could ask the question: Would it still be the original art work? or just a replica?
( but I have to add that when I came to Athens and saw the result I was satisfied )