How to Keep our Audiovisual Memories Safe?
Storing Home Movies, Home Video and Online Content
On May 2-3 in Bonn, in the Institut für Landeskunde und Regionalgeschichte in Bonn an international event will take place in which various parties will discuss several practices of collecting, storing, preserving and contextualizing home movies and how this knowledge can be transferred to do-it-yourself archivists at home as well. The workshop will explore different perspectives offered by film archivist, scholars and film makers on how to store home movies, home video and online content. The aim of the workshop is to develop an online Best Practice Guide that will bring together expertise and experience about the following themes:
- Collecting and cataloging the family archive
- Preservation and digitization
- Contextualizing the audiovisual home mode
- Exhibiting/re-use of the private archive
The workshop is organized by the project-team of the research project “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices. The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies” and is hosted by the Institut für Landeskunde und Regionalgeschichte in Bonn. You are welcome to join our workshop. Admission is free, but a reservation is required.
Thursday, 2 May
13.00 Opening: Dr. Eckhard Bolenz, Head of the Institut für Landeskunde und Regionalgeschichte
13.10: Introduction of the theme of the workshop by Andreas Fickers (Maastricht University)
13.20 Theme 1: Collecting and Cataloging the family archive
- Viviane Thill, Centre national de l’audiovisuel (Luxembourg): Collecting amateurfilm within a national archive,
- Ryan Shand, University of Glasgow (GBR): Children and amateur media in Scotland. Collecting and contextualizing new archival material.
- Valentine Kuypers, Netherland Institute for Sound and Vision (The Netherlands): Upload Archives: Amateur platform and the challenges of collecting amateur video.
- Karianne Fiorini, Home Movies, Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia (Bologna, Italy). Building an amateur film archive from scratch.
- co-referent: Tim van der Heijden (Maastricht University)
15.30 Tea Break
16.00 Theme 2: Preservation and digitalization
- Christoph Blasé, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Germany): the preservation of video.
- Harry Romijn en René Duursma. The Groninger Audio Visual Archive (The Netherlands): shared professional standards of digital formats and how amateurs can learn from the state of the art.
- Co-referent: Annemaria Motrescu-Mayes (University of Cambridge, UK)
17.30: Pictures of Cultural Changes in rural western Germany – Visual documentary in the LVR-Institut für Landeskunde und Regionalgeschichte (Dagmar Hänel, Bonn)
Friday, 3 May
9.30 Theme 3: Contextualizing the audiovisual home mode: mapping the user 1
- Michael Strangelove, University of Ottawa (Canada): Users & YouTubers: who are they?
- Sylvie Dhaene, Huis van Alijn (Belgium): providing contextual information: interviewing the user about their use: doing oral history
- Andreas Fickers, University of Maastricht (The Netherlands): The challenge of historical re-enactments: Reconstructing Screening Practices
- Co-referent: Tom Slootweg (University of Groningen)
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Theme 4: contextualizing the collection:
- Johan Oomen, The Netherland Institute for Sound and Vision (The Netherlands): Meta-data projects.
- Francesca Morselli, Europeana (The Netherlands): Making an online narrative from personal stories
- Annemaria Motrescu-Mayes, Cambridge University (UK), ‘Colonial amateur films – archival contexts and (mal)practice’
- Co-referent: Susan Aasman (University of Groningen)
14.00 Theme 5: Exhibiting/re-use of the private archive
- Paolo Simoni, Home Movies, Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia (Bologna, Italy): rewriting amateurfilm in: Formato Ridotto.
- Guy Edmonds (restorator, archivist-artists, (The Netherlands): About the creative re-use of private archives
- Co-referent: Jo Wachelder (Maastricht University)
16.00 Closing discussion
See you in Bonn!
For more information and reservation: Susan Aasman (email@example.com)
For more information on the program and the research-project: https://homemoviesproject.wordpress.com/
Information how to find the Institute LVR: http://www.rheinische-landeskunde.lvr.de/18a7b8fb-6e41-4306-9d70-7db72a296e1c.htm