{press} 404 project Seoul 2007

International Symposium and

regarding data/media art preservation, presentation and archiving

Object Not Found_

October 22 – 26 2007 @ of Contemporary Art

“In memory of the heroic boys and girls that worked deep into the night for all those months, in those small and hot offices at CERN, Rom 404 is preserved as a ‘place on the web.’ None of the other rooms are still used for the Web. Room 404 is the only and true monument to the beginning of the Web, a tribute to a place in the past, where the future was shaped.”
Copyright © 1997-2003 Room 404. All rights reserved.

When internet is introduced to daily life, people excited about this totally different world form our physical space. It makes blur the geographical distance and time zone. When people access to the internet, they will see limitless-like space. Just like this, web is considered as the space which is very of the secured, the safe and most of all, the free. Even it seems to be very much equal space for everybody. However, unlikely our expectation, Web is the still very fragile and tentative space. Unfortunately people do not take this as the serious issue.
‘404 object not found’ is the message that we see when the file is not found in server. Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ take this message for the international congress regarding data/media art preservation, presentation and archiving. Many specialists from abroad were invited, and they examine several case studies and research project. Nathalie Boseul SHIN asked initiators to invite ‘404 project’ to Seoul in 2006. With great collaborations with Total Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘404 project Seoul’ was possible. Basically ‘404 project Seoul’ in 2006 started on the result of 2003 international congress. ‘404 project Seoul’ is constituted of Research project, exhibition and international symposium. It had great success. The most important outcomes from ‘404 project Seoul’ in 2006 was from the research project which had regular meeting and translate the presentation text in 2003 congress. Based on this, research team had interviewed with people who works at the media field in Korea. That interview project gave us to opportunity to look back and re-thinking about media art scene in Korea, Now. The last thing research project team did was to restore closed but important web projects.
‘404 project Seoul’ in 2007 is focus on more specialized workshop with people who works at the media art filed such as curator, artists and also have interested in this area like student. ‘404 project Seoul’ invite Steve Dietz from Zero One Festival, USA and Sylvie Lacert from DOCAM, Daniel Langlois Foundation, Canada as our special lecturer. In addition to this, curators and archivists are also invited to workshop to share the idea and discuss about this issue, data/media art preservation, presentation, and archive.
With this precious opportunities, ‘404 project Seoul’ expects to make a new platform toward much more secured and free space.

1.General Information
◦ Title: 404 Object Not Found_ Seoul2007
◦ Date: 2007.10.23 (tue) ~26(fri)
◦ Participants:
Hans D. Christ (Co-director of Wuetembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany)
Iris Dressler (Co-director, of Wuetembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany)
Steve Dietz (Artistic director of Zero One Festival, former curator of Walker Art Center, USA)
Sylvie Lacert (Coordinator of DOCAM Research Alliance, Foundation Daniel Langlois, Canada)
Daniel G. Andjuar (Media artists, e-seuol.org founder, Spain)
Miki Fukuda (Production manager of YCAM, Japan)
Tae-Hi Kang (Professor of School of Visual Arts, The Korean National University of Arts, Korea)
Young Chul Lee (Professor Kaywon School of Art and Design, Korea)
Ken Kim (Chief Conservator of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea)
Joo Sam Kim (Chief Conservator of Leeum, Samsung museum of art, Korea)
Min Ho Yoo (Professor of Sungshin Women’s University, Korea)
Sang Su Lee (Curator of Busan Museum of Modern Art, Korea)
Cho Ji Young (Archivist of Insa Art Space, Korea)
Hur Suhjung (Curator of Art Center Nabi, Korea)
Lee Joo Yun (Curator of Seoul Museum of Art, Korea)
◦ Host: Lab. Preparat
◦ Sponsorship: Seoul Foundation of Culture and Art, Canadian Embassy, Goethe Institute. Lufthansa
◦ Partnership: Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Ilyun Museum, Nam June Paik Art Center

2.Program
1)International Symposium:
Nam June Paik, NJP Art Center & Media Arts
Date: 23 Oct. (Tue) 13:30~19:00
Venue: Conference Hall @ Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation
Moderator: Hun Yee Jung(Professor of Han Sung University)

Session1. Nam June Paik Re-seen: Why Nam June Paik At Present?
Talk/Discussion 1.
Speaker: Anne-Marie Duguet, Proffesor of Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Panel; Tae-Hi Kang Professor of School of Visual Arts, The Korean National University of Arts

Talk/Discussion 2.
Speaker: Steve Dietz, Fomer Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center, USA
Panel: Young Chul Lee, Professor Kaywon School of Art and Design

Session 2 – The Originality & Conservation of Media Art -Case Study on Nam June Paik’s works.
Talk/Discussion 3.
Speaker: Ken Kim, Chief Conservator of National Museum of Contemporary Art
“Conservation of Ephemeral: Case study on Paik’s Video Art.”
Panel: Joo Sam Kim, Chief Conservator of Leeum, Samsung museum of art

Talk/Discussion 4.
Speaker:
Sylvie Lacerte, Coordinator of DOCAM Research Alliance, Foundation Daniel Langlois, Canada
“The DOCAM Project : A Nam June Paik work as case study”
Panel: Min Ho Yoo, Professor of Sungshin Women’s University

2)International Workshop
▪ 24 Oct. Wed
11:00~12:00 Iris Dressler, Co-director of Wuetembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
“ Introduction of 404 Objenct Not Found”
12:00~13:00 Sang Su Lee, Curator of Busan Museum of Modern Art, Korea
“Current Situation of Nam June Paik’s Collection in the domestic museums of art in Korea”
13:00~14:00 Lunch Break
14:00~15:00
Sylvie Lacert, Coordinator of DOCAM Research Alliance, Foundation Daniel Langlois, Canada
15:00~16:00
Steve Dietz, Director of Zero One Festival, Former curator of Walker Art Center, USA
“Memory_Archive_Database v. 5.0: The Archive As Rescension.”
16:00~18:00 Free Discussion

▪ 25 Oct. Thu CASE STUDY
11:00~12:00 media art center1 YCAM
Miki Fukuda, Production Manager of YCAM, Japan.
12:00~13:00 media art center2 Art Center Nabi
Huh Suh Jung, Curator of Art Center Nabi, Korea
13:00~14:00 Lunch Break
14:00~15:00 Archive 1. Insa Art Space
Cho Ji Young, Curator of Insa Art Space, Korea
15:00~16:00 Media Art Festival. Seoul International Media Art Biennale
Lee Joo Yun, Curator of Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
16:00~18:00 Free Discussion

▪ 26 Oct. Fri. CASE STUDY
11:00~12:00 Media Art Exhibition: Stan Douglas retrospective show
Hans D. Christ, Co-director of Wuetembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
12:00~13:00 New platform: e-seoul.org
Daniel G. Andjuar, artists, Spain.

3)Opening Event
▪ date: 10.22. mon. 18:00
▪ venue: Total Museum of Contemporary Art
▪ special performance:
Ryu Hankil, Amateur amplifier, Bomroya band, Sagitta with media artist SEO Hyojung

** Special program: Exchange Video Art Screening Project_Coffee with Sugar Special
▪ date: 10.22. mon. 13:00~17:00
▪ venue: Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Lecture Hall
▪ theme: media art scene of Bulgaria, Turkey and Denmark
▪ lecturer:
Galia Dimitrova, Director of Interspace, Bulgaria
Vasak Senova, Director of Nomad, Turkey
Iben Benzen and Annette Finnsdottir, Curator of Netfilmmakers, Denmark

October 24, 2007

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beautiful sandwich!

thinking Daniel

Man in Black & Black mac Book

coffee break!

steve with helicopter

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