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Archeologia nowych mediów (wystawa intermedialna)
Archeology of New Media Problems and Methodology of Research (Intermedia Exhibition)

Author(s): Janusz Musiał
Subject(s): Media studies, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: “Archeology of new media” exhibition; Large-format photographs;media storage devices;photosensitive paper;negative;magnetic tape; hard drive; optical disc; memory card
Summary/Abstract: The “Archeology of new media” is an example of multidimensional and multifactorial action designed for many media (the junction of photography, film screening, poetry, the world of cinema, theatrical performance and contemporary art). The narrative (its dramaturgy is organized by the poetic text layer) and the story have secondary importance here. They are only an excuse to show the various components of the undertaking. Large-format photographs illustrate individual chapters arranged in the gallery space, and the exhibition of each chapter is complemented by a film projection, accompanied by the voice of the narrator in the headphones, reading the poetry to individual chapters. Film sequences displayed in darkened gallery halls integrate individual components (accompanied by a narrator) that determines the individual rhythm of watching and listening. One of the main goals of the project “Archeology of new media” is a research in the field of successive generations of media storage devices that have been created and used since the 19th century, through the 20th and in the first decade of 21st century. In this case we can talk about the archeology of the contemporary world or the archeology of the present. Part of the archeology of the new media deals with the impact of time and natural elements on particular media generations (photosensitive paper and negative, magnetic tape, hard drive, optical disc, memory card). Another important problem is the matter of devices, programs and access to the right tools necessary to read content recorded in the media.

  • Page Range: 378-404
  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish