e-Installation: Synesthetic Documentation of Media Art via Telepresence Technologies

  • Jesús Muñoz Morcillo
  • Florian Faion
  • Antonio Zea
  • Uwe D. Hanebeck
  • Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
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Abstract

In this article, a new method for the conservation and dissemination of media art through “synesthetic documentation” is presented. A “synesthetic documentation” is the description and reproduction of complex multisensory information that a work of media art produces. This new method is called “e-Installation” in analogy to the idea of the “e-Book” as the electronic version of a real book. An e-Installation is a virtualized media artwork that reproduces all synesthesia, interaction and meaning levels of the artwork. Advanced 3D modeling and telepresence technologies with a very high level of immersion allow the virtual re-enactment of works of media art that are no longer performable or rarely exhibited. The virtual re-enactment of a media artwork can be designed with a scalable level of complexity depending on whether it addresses professionals such as curators, art restorers, and art theorists, or the general public. An e-Installation is independent of the artwork’s physical location and can be accessed via head-mounted display or similar data goggles, computer browser, or even mobile devices. In combination with informational and preventive conservation measures, the e-Installation offers an intermediate and long-term solution to archive, disseminate, and pass down the milestones of media art history as a synesthetic documentation when the original work can no longer be repaired or exhibited in its full function.

Keywords

Media art conservation Telepresence Virtual reality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Muñoz Morcillo
    • 1
  • Florian Faion
    • 2
  • Antonio Zea
    • 2
  • Uwe D. Hanebeck
    • 2
  • Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
    • 1
  1. 1.ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General StudiesKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems (ISAS)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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