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By Bruce Sterling
NEW FOUNDATION LIMA STARTS
Beginning in January, 2013, LIMA, located in Amsterdam, is the new platform for media art. Experts who previously worked at the NIMk have established this new foundation to assure that the knowledge, collection, conservation and distribution -which NIMk offered prior to its closing- will not be lost. Gaby Wijers, formerly head of conservation and collection at the NIMk, is the director of this new initiative, workingtitle was Formerly known as Montevideo.
GAMA, the 'Gateway to Archives of Media Art' provides access to a wealth of information about the works of both well-known and emerging media artists from European collections of media art. The media art content initially comes from eight European media art archives and can be searched and browsed on this navigation platform. The portal networks different databases containing textual and visual information on more than 10,000 works.
The art projects presented include previews of experimental film and video art, performances and installations; they are documented and further contextualized with texts, lectures and events. Users will, for example, find details on early works by Hungarian net artists, video artworks from Slovenia, media art from the Netherlands, France and many other countries from inside and outside Europe, as well as documentaries from the Ars Electronica festivals or experimental films from Sweden.
The project was launched in November 2007 by 19 participating organizations from Europe's culture, art and technology sector with the aim of establishing a central online platform to a growing network of European media art collections for interested members of the public, curators, artists, academics, researchers, and mediators. The undertaking is supported by the European Commission within the framework of the econtentplus programme.
If you want to receive the latest information about the GAMA project you can send your mail address to gama(at)hfk-bremen.de
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