When I need to know about groundbreaking new art that recontexualizes how we think, speak and view the world, I go to Rhizome. Their interviews are always fascinating, their examination of intention and future ideology always on-point. They’ve recently published a paper called Sustainable Preservation Practices and the Rhizome ArtBase, which deals with their efforts to preserve artwork created digitally and then introduced into the material world. What happens when a work of art goes 404? A broken link can be the death of hours, months or years of work. Rhizome’s ArtBase is dedicated to keeping this work alive, and Sustainable Preservation Practices is their manifesto for this praiseworthy (though too-often unnoticed by the public eye) work. Read the paper here.
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