Converse with a Conservator | Video & Performance Art with Dan Finn
On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Smithsonian American Art Museum media conservator Dan Finn discussed the preservation of video and performance art. Explore how these challenges have influenced the broader evolution of time-based media artwork and conservation. Excerpts from two video artworks appear in this program for educational purposes:
Girl, Simone Leigh, Chitra Ganesh, My Dreams, My Works Must Wait Till After Hell, 2011, single-channel digital video, color, sound; 7:14 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Samuel and Blanche Koffler Acquisition Fund. © Girl (Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh).
Nam June Paik, 9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood, 1969, single-channel video, color, sound; 80:00 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nam June Paik Archive; Gift of the Artist's Estate, NJP.1.VID.1, © Nam June Paik Estate.