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  1. Media Matters A collaborative project for the care and management of time-based media works of art PHASE ONE - LOANS Pip Laurenson Time-based Media Conservation, Tate

  2. Susan Hiller “Belshazzar's Feast, the Writing on Your Wall”   1983 - 4

  3. Gary Hill“Between Cinema and a Hard Place”1999

  4. The Challenge of Time-Based Media loans • The work of art is not synonymous with a unique physical object and it is not always clear what is to be lent • Works are either “thinly” or “thickly” specified – the details of the installation need to be clearly understood and communicated

  5. Bill Viola “Five Angels of the Millennium” 2001

  6. More Challenges of Time-based media loans…. • Time-based media works of art are often complex multipart works. • Installation may require the skills of people not accustomed to handling works of art • The media is reproducible and difficult to manage

  7. More Challenges of Time-based Media Loans…. • Time-based media works of art are often complex multipart works. • Installation may require the skills of people not accustomed to handling works of art • The media is reproducible and difficult to manage

  8. More Challenges of Time-based Media Loans…. • Time-based media works of art are often complex multipart works. • Installation may require the skills of people not accustomed to handling works of art • The media is reproducible and difficult to manage

  9. The status of the components is often unclear and a matter of interpretation Angus Fairhurst “Gallery Connections” 1991-6

  10. Rodney Graham “Rheinmetall/Victoria 8” 2003

  11. Rodney Graham “Rheinmetall/Victoria 8” 2003 – Film Still

  12. Rodney Graham “Rheinmetall/Victoria 8” 2003

  13. Finally….. • We need to communicate what is important to a good installation of the work taking into consideration both material and immaterial elements – this may require greater dialogue between borrower and lender than for more traditional works.

  14. MEDIA MATTERS WWW.tate.org.uk/research/tateresearch/majorprojects/mediamatters MediaMatters\diagram.htm Pip.Laurenson@tate.org.uk

  15. THE END Image from the making of "Foley Artist" by Tacita Dean Photograph taken by Steve Willits