Time-based Media Conservation with Patricia Falcao

16 November 2019
Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM)

Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Duration: 7 hours teaching time (10.00am–1pm and 2pm–6.00pm) + Lunch (1pm–2pm)
1 hour introduction, 5 hours hands-on work, and 1,5 hour review/discussion

Participants: 15, working in groups of three, 1 group per artwork

The workshop is free of charge. Registration required.

 *Workshop will be held in English



10:00 - 10:30    Analysing and Documenting Time-based Media Art
10:30 - 11:30    Practical Exercise
11:30 - 13:00    Conservation discussion with artist Candaş Şişman
13:00 - 14:00    Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45    Presentation and Discussion of the Results
14:45 - 15:30    Assessing Risk and Defining Preservation Strategies
15:30 - 17:00    Practical Exercise
17:00 - 17:15    Coffee Break
17:15 - 18:00    Presentation and Discussion of the Results - Q&A


Please bring your laptops and install the following programs:

Bagger: https://github.com/LibraryOfCongress/bagger
Mediainfo: https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo
QC tools: https://mediaarea.net/QCTools
ffmpeg - https://github.com/adaptlearning/adapt_authoring/wiki/Installing-FFmpeg
VLC- https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en-GB.html
DaVinci Resolve editor: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/davinciresolve/ (Choose version 15, not Studio)
Have this as a bookmark: https://amiaopensource.github.io/ffmprovisr/

All software is free to download.
DaVinci Resolve has a paid version, but we only require version 15, which should be free to download. Do not purchase it for this workshop!

Contact: digitalssm@sabanciuniv.edu


Patricia Falcao - Time-based Media Conservator

She is a Time-based Media Conservator with a broad interest in the preservation of the digital components of contemporary artworks. She has worked at Tate since 2008, and currently works in the acquisition of time-based media artworks into the Collection. She currently collaborates with Tate’s Research Department in the Reshaping the Collectible project, looking at the preservation of websites in Tate’s context, as well as working with Tate’s Technology team to continue to develop Tate's strategy for the preservation of high value digital assets. Patricia completed her MA at the University of the Arts in Bern with a thesis on risk assessment for software-based artworks. She continues to develop research in this field in her role as a Doctoral Researcher in the AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Program, between Tate Research and the Computing Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The subject of her research are the practices of software-based art preservation in collections, by artists and in the gaming industry.