Six New Time-Based Media Artworks
In a response to persistent COVID-19 regulations in early 2021, the Stedelijk Museum reallocated a portion of the performance budget to initiate a special commissions project to bring six new time-based media artworks into the collection.
Inspired by the uncertainty of the present and near-future during the pandemic, the theme Sketches For The Future was selected as a prompt for five artists and one artist duo to interpret freely, resulting in a rich program of ambitious time-based media artworks that are wide-ranging in both form and content.
In these Research Logs, the curatorial team behind the project share key insights and anecdotes that arose during the time-based media acquisition and documentation research—a process which includes long-form interviews to address the technical and conceptual dimensions of each work.
‘Video Club: Sketches For The Future’ is currently on view in the collection presentation ‘Tomorrow is a Different Day’.
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