You are here

PhD Research Scripting Artworks: Studying the Socialization of Editioned Video and Film Installations (Dr. Ariane Noël de Tilly, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2011)

Title

Scripting Artworks: Studying the Socialization of Editioned Video and Film Installations

Name

Ariane Noël de Tilly

Affiliation

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Supervisors

Julia Noordegraaf and José van Dijck

Date of completion

December 2011

Key words

Exhibition, distribution, preservation, video and film installations

Abstract

This dissertation examines the socialization of editioned video and film installations, i.e., the intersecting events occurring in their life cycles: their exhibition, distribution, and preservation. By developing a model to study these artworks, this dissertation aims to help identify what they actually consist of conceptually and materially, taking into account that rather than being clearly defined and static, their identity takes shape during an ongoing process. Studying the exhibition history of Douglas Gordon’s Play Dead; Real Time (2003), Mike Kelley’s Day Is Done (2005), and John Massey’s As the Hammer Strikes (A Partial Illustration) (1982) – the three case studies of the dissertation – shed light on how they have been framed in different exhibitions, and also how they have been interpreted in the context of specific exhibitions. Studying the distribution history of editioned works made visible how they circulated in the art world. Finally, studying the preservation history of these works brought to the fore that their preservation was based on a conceptual, rather than a material approach. In the end, it turns out that rather than the fact that they are editioned, it is the existence of multiple versions that most radically influences the identity of editioned video and film installations.

How to access the dissertation

Contact the author: ariane.noeldetilly@ubc.ca

Previous education and/or work experience

Studies

M.A. in Art History (2005), Université de Montréal

International Summer Seminar in Museology, École du Louvre (Summer 2004)

B.A. in Art History (2003), Université de Montréal

Work
- Research Assistant (October 2011)
Department of Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
- Research Assistant (January – August 2010)
Department of Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
- Research Assistant (July 2006 - August 2007)
DOCAM Alliance (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage), www.docam.ca
Fondation Daniel Langlois pour l’art, la science et la technologie & National Gallery of Canada
Research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Internships in Collection Management (January - June 2006), National Gallery of Canada
- Teaching Assistant (September 2003 - December 2005)

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

University of British Columbia

Contact details

Ariane Noël de Tilly, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

University of British Columbia

6333 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, (BC) V6T 1Z2 Canada

Phone: 604-822-0964

Email: ariane.noeldetilly@ubc.ca

Webpage: http://www.ahva.ubc.ca/facultyIntroDisplay.cfm?InstrID=284&FacultyID=7

Comments