The Espace multimedia gantner started up its collection of digital media artworks in 2004, most of which can be consulted on site free of charge. You can discover all the works here plus the related documentation, which is regularly updated. The themes include identity, immigration, science fiction, fiction, feminism, memory and media manipulation.
To have more informations about our collection, two books were published by Les Presses du réel :
Documents – Quelques pratiques artistiques à l’ère de la numérisation – Collection 35 œuvres – Tome 1
Documents – Collectionner l’art numérique – Tome 2 – 2007-2018
As digital media are unstable by nature, the Espace multimedia gantner worked on how to conserve and restore digital artworks by participating in the Interreg project led by the ZKM (Karlsruhe – Germany) entitled “Digital art in the collections of the Upper Rhine Region. Conservation, Restoration, Sustainability”, otherwise known as the Digital Art Conservation project.
The first phase of the Digital Art Conservation project was devoted to developing documentation and making an inventory of digital art collections in the Upper Rhine Region. Backed by the partners’ long experience in the field of preserving and showcasing digital art, the second phase focused on contributing to the international debate on the new theme of conservation.
The project ran from January 2010 to December 2012 and was co-funded by the European programme Interreg IV Upper Rhine Region.
To find out more: http://www.digitalartconservation.org/
To highlight the collection and arouse public awareness of contemporary art, multimedia and digital culture, activities are organised at the Espace multimedia gantner or elsewhere on request (schools, clubs etc.).
Works from the collection can also be lent out for an exhibition or event.
The Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Science Gallery in Dublin, Museums in Belfort, Visages du Monde in Cergy, La Grosse Entreprise in Besançon, the Canopé workshops in Franche-Comté, the Entrevues Festival in Belfort, the Orléanoïdes Festival in Orléans, the Acces(s) Festival in Billère, L’Usine in Belfort, The National Stage in Belfort – Le Granit, the Technical University in Belfort-Montbeliard, Etueffont Media Library, the National Choreography Centre in Franche Comté, the University Library of Belfort, art colleges, middle schools and high schools in the region and surrounding area.