CRUMB workshop led by curator Caitlin Jones, 'Documenting New Media Art'; March 2008

For AV Festival 12 CRUMB delivered a new professional development workshop for contemporary art curators, on distribution and dissemination after new media. CRUMB was founded by Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook in 2000 to focus on research, networking, and professional development for curators of new media art.

The connected new media of streaming, web broadcasting and narrowcasting, smartphone apps and augmented reality offer intriguing opportunities for art and culture. This professional development workshop invited experts from across Europe, to share real practical experience of dealing with the questions: What happens to ideas of the 'live', over time? What are the audiences for the work? How are artists using distributive media? 

Speakers included: 

Ajay RS Hothi, Manager and Curator of invites guest curators to create an exhibition from their permanent collection and has held live events at Tate Modern, the ICA, ZKM Karlsruhe and Kulturhuset Stockholm. It has worked with artists and curators including: Pipilotti Rist, Vito Acconci, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Kutlug Ataman. 

Roger McKinley, Research Innovation Manager at FACT, Liverpool, has led on the, an Arts Council England supported project which is “a free to use national media player for the arts”. Aimed at National Portfolio Organisations it aims towards online programme creation and generating opportunities for venues and artists to create their own 'channels'. 

Robert Sakrowski, Art Historian, Artist and Curator based in Berlin. From 1999–2003 he headed the project at TU Berlin and curated several exhibitions in the field of Net-based art. After working at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research in Linz, since 2007 he has created various exhibitions dealing with questions circling art and art practices connected to the web 2.0 of which themes are the main focus of his blog, 

This was a key workshop for curators, artists, educators and others interested in how media might meet their audiences, and how new media might be distributive art in itself.

Curated and produced by Marialaura Ghidini at CRUMB 

Seminar: Distribution and Dissemination after New Media


Mon 5 March 2012, 9.30am

The Literary & Philosophical Society

23 Westgate Road
Newcastle NE1 1SE

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