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First in a series of talks and exhibitions dedicated to the restoration of digital artworks
18 April 2023 | 6 p.m. | Auditorium, Museum of Modern Art, Cankarjeva 15, Ljubljana
Participants: Ana Sterle, Nejc Trampuž, Computer History Museum (Gaja Zornada)
Exhibited works of art: Nejc Trampuž: Another Future Entirely
Moderator: Jaka Železnikar
Ana Sterle (born Ljubljana, 11 October 1996) started studying fine art conservation and restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2015. In 2019, she studied the conservation and restoration of plastic, glass, metal and contemporary art at ESAPA in Spain, where she first encountered the issues related to the conservation-restoration of digital art. The same year she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.
During her master’s degree studies, she took part in the Re/Forma Viva project as a student, working on the implementation of the digitization of deteriorating wood sculptures in the Forma Viva Park in Kostanjevica na Krki. In 2021/2022 she studied computer science at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana. Currently she works for the Posavje Museum Brežice.
Nejc Trampuž (1993) is a multimedia artist working at the intersection of art, technology, and environmental activism. He studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, graduating in 2016 with honors. He continued postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, receiving the Academy award for his master’s thesis in 2019, after having studied one semester in 2018 as an exchange student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava.
Over the last five years he has been actively involved in environmental and ecological issues, and since 2019, as an activist of the Mladi za podnebno pravičnost (Youth for Climate Justice) movement. His characteristic saturated collage aesthetic finds expression in multimedia projects that include contemporary technologies, media and approaches. Trampuž has had dozens of solo and group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad, has received a number of awards for his work, and served as a member of several award juries.
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Nejc Trampuž: Another Future Entirely
Project producer: LokalPatriot | Galerija Simulaker and konS ≡ Platform for Contemporary Investigative Arts. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.
The Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum in Ljubljana has been operating since 2004. Its collection currently comprises more than 6,500 items of hardware, software, and related objects from the history of the development of computer science in Slovenia and abroad. With its collection and related programs, the Museum aims to help the general public understand the ubiquity of, and the high degree of reliance on, information technology in our society, and encourage them to become engaged, conscious, and creative users.
The Computer History Museum Laboratory is dedicated to keeping the crucial items from the collection in running order while providing an advanced bridge between contemporary and outdated technology. As a UNESCO Software Heritage Ambassador, the Museum promotes the recognition of software as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
The Computer History Museum
Jaka Železnikar works for Moderna galerija as an expert advisor primarily in charge of museum digitization in its broadest extent and the broadest meaning of the term. In 2010, he obtained an MA diploma in new media in the UK. Since 1996, he has worked in new media as an artist, particularly in the sphere of net art and electronic literature. He exhibits his work internationally.
He is the initiator and head of the Discoursor series of exhibitions and related discursive events at the Museum of Modern Art.
is a series of six meetings organized in 2023 and dedicated to the issues of preserving, restoring, and presenting digital artworks, in particular works in which the (often DIY) software or hardware component of the computer technology used represents an important part of the artwork.
The meetings consist of two parts: a lecture or discussion and a presentation or short-term mini-exhibition consisting of one work or perhaps two. The presented works form a constituent part of the whole of the subject under discussion at the respective Discoursor.