Critical Writing Index

Authenticity, Change and Loss in the Conservation of Time-Based Media Installations

by Pip Laurenson

Tate Papers, Fall 2006

This paper focuses on three concepts central to the theory of conservation: authenticity, change and loss. These terms are explored in relation to how they are viewed in traditional conservation practice and how they might usefully be interpreted in relation to time-based media works of art. Discussions about authenticity found in the philosophy of music suggest ways in which conservators might approach concepts of change and loss in relation to time-based media installations.

ITEM 2006.151 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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