|About the EAI Online Resource Guide|
This resource is the result of a truly collaborative effort of many individuals and organizations from around the world. I am deeply grateful to all of the contributors, advisors, researchers, and writers who brought their enormous expertise and commitment to this endeavor. This project also owes much to the artists, curators, conservators, technicians and other experts whose stimulating conversations and writings provided important critical insights, and to the organizations and institutions that generously gave their permission to reprint or link to their resource materials.
I would especially like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of Galen Joseph-Hunter, who contributed her exceptional skills to every aspect and section of this project, from overall management to content and programming. Thanks are also due to IMAP, EAI's partner for the Preservation section, and to Jeff Martin for his distinguished work. Caitlin Jones and Melissa Dubbin illuminated the Computer-based Art and Media Installation sections, respectively, with their considerable expertise.
I would like to extend my special thanks to Pamela and Richard Kramlich and Christopher Eamon of the New Art Trust for their generous support of this project.
- Lori Zippay, EAI Executive Director & EAI Resource Guide Editor
Resource Guide Project Coordinator
IMAP serves the caretakers of media collections by providing information resources to help preserve our cultural heritage. IMAP offers innovative solutions through information sharing, continuing education and networking opportunities.
Brian Boucher is a member of the editorial staff at Art in America magazine and has published art criticism and other writing there and in publications including New York Magazine, Parachute, Flash Art, Artnet magazine, ArtReview and thing.review, where he served as editor. He has also worked in the education departments of the Frick Collection and the American Federation of Arts. He holds an MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and an AB in art history from Vassar College.
Rebecca Cleman graduated in 1997 with a BA in Art History from Bard College. She interned with Jordan Crandall at The X-Art Foundation and MoMA's Department of Film and Media before joining Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) in 2000 as Distribution Coordinator. She has programmed screenings for Buffalo's Squeaky Wheel, Ocularis in Brooklyn, and the New York Underground Film festival, among others, and with John Thomson co-curated Multiplex 2, an exhibition of works from EAI for Smack Mellon, Dumbo Brooklyn in Fall 2005. In the Spring of 2006, she participated in the roundtable discussion "On the Proliferation and Collapse of the Moving Image," hosted by Orchard and published in North Drive Press #3.
Melissa Dubbin is an artist working in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1998, she has worked collaboratively with artist Aaron S. Davidson. Their projects are multi-disciplinary in nature and include practices in video, sculpture, sound, performance, and works on paper. They have participated in several artist residencies, and their work has been exhibited internationally and can be seen at www.dubbin-davidson.com. For the last decade Melissa has also worked as a consultant specializing in the integration of technology within the fine arts. She has produced films, designed video installations, and managed collections of video and audio works for a variety of museums, private collections, institutions and individual artists including Pierre Huyghe, LOT/EK, Steina & Woody Vasulka, Morton Subotnick, Margulies Collection; Miami, FL, private collections in New York City, Taplin Collection at the Sagamore Hotel; Miami Beach, FL, and museums, galleries and festivals in the US, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and Mexico.
Caitlin Jones is currently the Director of Programming at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. From 2001 to 2006, Jones held a combined curatorial and conservation position at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She co-curated the groundbreaking exhibition Seeing Double: Emulation in Theory and Practice and worked with Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts, John G. Hanhardt on the Deutsche Guggenheim exhibition, Nam June Paik: Global Groove 2004 . As one of the lead researchers and organizers of the international Variable Media Network, Caitlin has been uniquely responsible for developing important tools and policy for the preservation of electronic and ephemeral artworks. Her writings on new media art presentation and preservation have appeared in a wide range of catalogs and international publications.
Galen Joseph-Hunter has worked at Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) since 1996. Since 2002 she has simultaneously served as the Executive Director of free103point9, a nonprofit organization cultivating Transmission Arts, including experimental practices in radio art, video art, light sculpture, and installation and performance utilizing the electromagnetic spectrum. Over the past ten years, she has organized numerous exhibitions and events internationally including Video Jam (2001), co-curated with Michael Rush, at the PBICA, FL; Video Windows (2001) at the Stefan Stux Gallery, NY; Interactions (2002), co-curated with Lori Zippay, at the NY Center for Media Arts; Memory of Temptations (2002) at Edici—nMadrid, Spain; The Workshop of the Film Form, 1970-77 (2004), co-curated with Lukasz Ronduda, EAI, NY; Airborne (2005) in collaboration with and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; Spectral Garden (2006) free103point9 Wave Farm, Acra, NY; and [silence] (2007), co-curated with Dylan J. Gauthier, at Gigantic ArtSpace, NY.
Jeff Martin is a 2005 graduate of NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. His work in New York included assessments of collections at the Guggenheim Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He is currently working as an independent media archivist in Chicago, and is active in the newly- formed Midwest Media Archives Alliance. Before attending NYU, he worked as a television documentary producer, and as research director at WPA Film Library.
Elna Svenle is a curator and critic, with a MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London. She has worked as the Director of the Lund Film Society, Sweden, and as a researcher for The WanŒs Foundation, Sweden and for Electronic Arts Intermix on Kinetic History: The EAI Archives Online, and the EAI Online Resource Guide. Svenle has curated exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Monkey Town, and the 3rd Ward, all New York. Elna Svenle is currently a Curatorial Assistant at P.S.1.
John Thomson has been Director of Distribution at Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, since 2000. In 2001 he co-founded Foxy Production, New York, a contemporary art space for emerging artists. He has been active in media arts on an international level since the 1980s. Before moving to New York in 2000, he researched media art digitization and distribution for the Lux Centre, London. In 1998 he was Coordinator of Pandaemonium Festival, London, and in 1997 he co-curated the Lux's inaugural moving image exhibition program. He has curated media art programs and exhibitions for the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart; Tate Britain, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Exit Art, New York; and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn. He has lectured in media arts at the London Institute, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has written for Mesh, Melbourne; Art in Culture, Seoul; and has written on media art preservation in Art Between Zero and One: A Manual of Digital Art, Basel (upcoming, 2007).
Alena Williams is an art historian and independent curator of modern and contemporary art. From 2001 to 2003, she was the ArtBase Coordinator at Rhizome.org, where she managed an archive of internet art, software art, interactive games and new media performance and installation. She has been closely involved with the exhibition of work by both established and emerging media artists, including the acclaimed retrospective VALIE EXPORT: Ob/De+Con(Struction) and Art in Motion II - The Second Annual International Festival of Time-Based Media, both presented in collaboration with the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Currently, she is organizing a traveling exhibition on the postwar American artist Nancy Holt at Columbia University in New York. Williams, whose writing on contemporary art has been published internationally, has lectured at the Museum of Modern Art, the University of Chicago, and the 2004 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.