Extra: Digital Art: Who Cares?
Museums and archives are increasingly confronted with works that don’t have a physical carrier anymore, but that only exist in digital form: born-digital art. The display and storage of digital art poses new questions and challenges. Digital artworks depend on a technological environment that changes constantly. Equipment ages and software develops further. Artworks evolve as well, or disappear forever. To give these works a permanent place in museums, a different approach is needed. What is required to bring digital art from the past to the future? This video gives an insight into the problems associated with the preservation of video art, on the basis of work by Peter Struycken, a pioneer of digital art.