Annet Dekker. writes + talks

Published on January 23rd, 2015

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writing & talking by Annetd


Enabling a Future, or how to survive FOREVER. In: A Companion to Digital Art. Edited by Christiane Paul. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. With support of a cultural mediation grant of Mondriaan Fund.


Net Art Challenges Conservation: The Acceptance of Loss and Subjectivity. In: Possible Futures. Art, Museums and Digital Archives, edited by Giselle Beiguelman and Ana Gonçalves Magalhães. São Paolo: Editora Peirópolis Ltda., pp. 64-75.

A Fun Aesthetic and Art. In: Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Paradox, and Pain in Computing, edited by Olga Goriunova. Bloomsbury, pp. 233-52.

Re-Collecting the Museum. A review of Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito (The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2014). Computational Culture, a journal for software studies, November.

Is Digitale Kunst een Nieuwe Hype?, Tubelight, #92, October.

Ambiguous. In: Nets: Weaving Webs in Art, edited by Anette Hüsch. Kiel: Kunsthalle zu Kiel, pp. 22-3.

Assembling traces, or the conservation of net art. Necsus. European Journal of Media Studies, #5 Traces, 13 June.

The Absurdity of Art Speak, Art Worlds, and what we can learn from Big Data. Interview with Jonas Lund., April.

The SKOR Codex launched into the future. Interview with La Société Anonyme, Open! Platform for Art, Culture and the Public Domain, April.


A quest for silence and bewilderment in Minecraft’s vast expanses. An interview with Jan Robert Leegte. Metropolis M, December/January, No. 6.

(with Vivian van Saaze) Surprising usages of a documentation model: On the notion of boundary objects and beyond. The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (IJPADM), Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 99-113.

Speculative Scenarios, or what will happen to born-digital art in the (near)  future. Edited publication with texts by Sarah Cook, Annet Dekker, Olga Goriunova, Jussi Parikka, Christiane Paul, Jon Ippolito & Richard Rhinehart, Edward Shanken, Jill Sterrett & Layna White, Nina Wenhart. Eindhoven/Rotterdam: Baltan Laboratories/The New Institute.

Being in the uncomfortable middle and the continued need for physical space., March.

Disney, SpongeBob en afvallige soldaten., January / also in English Foundland: Critical Stories., February.

Enjoying the Gap. Comparing Contemporary Documentation Strategies. In: Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives, edited by Cosetta Saba, Julia Noordegraaf, Barbara Le Maître and Vinzenz Hediger. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, pp. 149-169.


The more random the better., December (also in print magazine).

Born-Digital Kunstwerken in Nederland. Commissioned by The Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), Virtueel Platform, Netherlands Media Art Institute and Digital Heritage Netherlands.

Transnational, Collaborative Artists in Residency Programmes. A Practice-led Evaluation with Suggestions and Recommendations’. Digimag Journal, “Places and Spaces”, Vol. 7, No. 73, pp. 31-44.

Glazen gevels, Romeinse cijfers en obscure werelden., September / also in English Glass Houses, Roman numbers and shady worlds., December.

Kunnen GPS-data mensen ontroeren?, July.

Composting the Net. An interview with Shu Lea Cheang, Amsterdam: SKOR NetArtWorks #3, June.

The use(fullness) of a Portable SKOR. An interview with Michael Murtaugh, Amsterdam: SKOR NetArtWorks #3, June.

Van oude technology en nieuwe gebouwen., May.

Review Art Plaforms, by Olga Goriunova. OPEN, May.

Het documenteren van netkunst., March.

Blog: “Does everyone have a place to sit?” Masterclass Tino Seghal, blog review for Sonic Acts, 23 February.

Cloud Coins. An Interview with Metahaven. Amsterdam: SKOR NetArtWorks #2, January 2012.

Restrictions and Reservations, Examining National Public Domains. An Interview with Linda Hilfling. Amsterdam: SKOR NetArtWorks #2, January 2012.

Starting to Talk About Databases. A conversation between YoHa (Graham Harwood & Matsuko Yokokoji), a Dutch Midwife and Annet Dekker. Amsterdam: SKOR NetArtWorks #2, January 2012.


Post-Internet Kunst, in Dutch: Metropolis M, December 2011; in English What’s Next? Kunst Nach der Krise. Ein Reader, edited by Johannes M. Hedinger and Torsten Meyer. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2013, pp. 161-3.

How to be Pink and Conceptual. Annet Dekker in conversation with Martine Neddam. I’m an Artist too…. Amsterdam: SKOR, NetArtWorks #1, June 2011.

Naked on Pluto: Dave Griffiths and Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk with Annet Dekker, Angela Plohman and Irma Földényi. Blueprint Programme The Future of the Lab. Eindhoven: Baltan Laboratories.

The End of the Media Lab as We Know It. Blueprint Programme The Future of the Lab. Eindhoven: Baltan Laboratories, pp.276-284.

The world of an administrative content provider. About opening spaces, connecting layers and being mobile.
 A conversation between Heath Bunting and Annet Dekker. 
London, February and May 2011. SKOR: NetArtWorks_2011.

Natural and Artificial Identities, or The Ease of Interaction. 

A conversation between Heath Bunting (artist), Bob Colover (UK barrister) and Annet Dekker (SKOR).
 London, February 2011. SKOR: NetArtWorks_2011.

Data is the New Narrative. ‘Pay with Your Privacy’. Annet Dekker in conversation with Lernert & Sander, Amsterdam, 19 mei 2011. SKOR: NetArtWorks_2011.

Research: Archiving the Digital. (with Rachel Somers Miles and Rachel Feuchtwang) Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform.

Research: Blast Theory. (with Rachel Somers Miles and Rachel Feuchtwang) Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform.

Clickable Art, or, what does participation mean?, Culture Vortex, Institute for Network Cultures, Virtueel Platform, December

Interview Nancy Proctor, Metropolis M, (forthcoming December-January)


The Art of Platforms, Guggenheim Museum, You Tube Play, 2 November.

(editor) Archive2020. Sustainable Archiving of Born Digital Cultural Content. (Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform).

The Art of Documentation (with Vivian van Saaze and Gaby Wijers) RTRSRCH#4 <notation> Vol.2, nr.2, pp.22-27

Space is Body Centred II. Interview with Sonia Cillari. Arie Altena and Sonic Acts (eds.) The Poetics of Space (Amsterdam: Sonic Acts Press), pp. 169-178.

(co-edited) Tubelight Special#67 Media Art. (Amsterdam: Tubelight, Virtueel Platform, Domein voor Kunstkritiek).


Versions. Exhibition text and interviews with Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Martijn Hendriks, Theodore Watson. NIMk, Amsterdam.

City Views from the Artists’ Perspective. The Impact of Technology on the Experience of the City. Scott McQuire, Meredith Martin and Sabine Niederer (eds.) Urban Screens Reader#5 (Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures), pp. 221-232.

New Ways of Seeing: Artistic Usage of Locative Media. Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference. DAC09 after media: embodiment and context. (University of California, Irvine)

Revolutionary Postcard From Berlin (With Crows). Interview with Simon Faithfull. Visual Foreign Correspondents_Berlin.

Border Soldier. Interview with Lena Merhej. Visual Foreign Correspondents_Berlin.

Beyond Physical Space. Examples of documentation: Yolande Harris, Esther Polak, Martine Neddam (DVD)

Co-editor: Navigating e-culture, Brickwood, Cathy and Annet Dekker (eds.) (Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform)

Co-editor: Walled Garden, Dekker, Annet and Annette Wolfsberger (eds.) (Amsterdam: Virtueel Platform)

Aiming for Dead Reckoning, in: Playing the City, catalogue for Schirn Kunsthall in Frankfurt (May)

A moment in time: Urban exploration in Shanghai, in: (January)

Traversing the Route: from MediaMarkt to Cameroon. Stephen Kovats and Thomas Munz (eds.) Deep North. Transmediale Parcours2 (Berlin: Revolver), pp.  56-62


Urban Screens 2008, review, in: (December)

Beeldcultuur in Beweging, in: Items (5, September/October 2008

Claiming bio-diversity; interview with Tea Mäkipää, in: VFC & I-Nettime (August)

PPS: PublicPrivateSpace. Where the public space turns into private space and the private space opens up to the public, in: Proceedings ISEA2008

The fight against climate change takes effect through creative design and green consumerism; interview with Tiffany Holmes, VFC & I-Nettime (May)

A Journey Through Sound; an interview with Yolande Harris, edited with Carmen Hutting for <>TAGMag 5 (March)

Review Peter Mechant, LabforCulture (February)

The Netherlands is respectful. Russia is corrupt. An interview with Igor Stromajer in: VFC & I-Nettime (February)

The flow in the public space, where architecture and interactive art meet, in: News NIM (January)

TBT [Time Based Text]: an experiment(al) (in) writing, in Impakt Online (January)

Silke Wawro, in: Masters of Rietveld Dutch Design Education in the 21st Century by the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam: All Media, 2008)

Chroma by Dominik Bartkowski, in: Impakt Online


Through the Looking Glass into the Clubscene, in: Nieuwe Media in Nederland (Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures)

Space is Body Centred. An interview with Sonia Cillari, in: News NIM (June)

Parasitaeres Verhalten als Vorslag zum Umgang mit Ueberangebot und Massenproduktion, in: Kunstforum, Band 185 (193-209)

The politics of association on display. An interview with, in: News NIM (March)

Looking for Nature 2.0. An interview with Daan Roosegaarde, in: News NIM (January)


Natural Habitat. Artistic positions between art, nature and technology, in: News NIM December

Sensorium, in: News NIM, June

Dutch Installation Art, in: introduction catalogue Dutch Installation Art, MNAC Romania, May

The New Art of Gaming, or what gaming can learn from installation art, in: Kas Oosterhuis & Lukas Feireiss (eds.), The Architecture Co-Laboratory: GameSetMatch II on computer games, advanced geometries and digital technologies (Rotterdam, episode publishers, 2006), pp.116-125


World Wide Wrong – JODI, in: News NIM, September

Sensational Technologies, in: Digital Creativity (2005, Vol. 16, No. 2), p.115-121

What’s in a name., in: microscope sessions 2.0, DVD, April 2005.

VJ Culture, in : PixelACHE 2005 Catalogue.


Dancing in the Light of an Information Overload, in: Tapio Mäkelä and Mare Tralla (eds.), ISEA2004: 12th international symposium in electronic art (Helsinki: m-cult 2004)

Sensational Technologies, in: Electronic Art and Animation Catalogue ACM SIGGRAPH 2004, co-author Vivian van Saaze, p.112-115

stories visualised + interviews with artists from “My Story”, in: News NIM, January.


Media art and Festival culture, in: kM Mediakunst (nr.46, Summer 2003) co-authors: Joke Ballintijn, Nadine Bors and Theus Zwakhals

Marina Abramović. Videoworks and installations 1977-2003, in: 20. World Wide Video Festival 2003 catalogue

The Synaesthetic Experience: from Camera Obscura to Video Jockey, in: News NIMk.

De synaesthetische ervaring: van Camera Obscura tot Video Jockey, in: Bart Vandenabeele & Koen Vermeir (red.), Gemedieerde Zintuigelijkheid. Jaarboek voor Esthetica 2003 (DAMON bv) p.33-43


The Influence of Technology on the Uses of Language, in: Proceedings ISEA 02, Nagoya, Japan.

The Pleasures of Language, in: Newsletter – NIM, Sept.

VOLKSWARE Home, manifest on contemporary design, reference to project ‘Volksware’ by Silke Wawro, June

Blast Theory – an introduction, in: Newsletter – NIM, May.

VJ Cultuur, a state of flux, website with information about and for DJ/VJ world, January till March 2004.


Over_Game, in: Newsletter – NIM, October.

Volksware, Interview Silke Wawro, in: Newsletter – NIM, June.


The Royal Navy recruits m/f; the perspective of the navy-photographer, in: Lover, magazine on feminism, culture and science (jrg.26/2)

M/F in the Royal Navy, in: Smelik, Anneke with Rosemarie Buikema and Maaike Meijer, Effectief Beeldvormen. Theorie, analyse en praktijk van beeldvormingsprocessen (Van Gorcum, Assen)



@Erica_Scourti, panel discussion, Share This! Art and Social Networks at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 5 March.

Collecting and Documenting Media Arts, CRUMB Curating Course, London, 22 February.

Curating and the Web, Maastricht University, 10 February.


Tracing authenticity in the computational age by looking at alliances in net art practices. Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation, University of Glasgow, 1-2 December.

Curating in Progress. Moving between objects and processes. Uncertain Spaces. Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 31 October.

The ‘act’ of net art. Extending the performative act by looking at its circular behaviour, Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA2014), Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, 3 September.

Networks of care, or how in the future museums will no longer be the sole caretakers of art, Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA2014), University of Greenwich, London, 1 September.

Discussion: Re:source – Fashion Heritage and in the Digital Age, Modekern/The New Institute, Arnhem, 20 June.

Internet en Kunst. Kunst Nu @ De Appel, Amsterdam and Witte de With, Rotterdam, 8 April/7 October.

Contemporary Curating, Danube University Austria, Department for Arts and Image Science @ Moes/De Appel, Amsterdam, 15 February.

The Question of Documents, Post Digital research, Aarhus University @ Transmediale, Berlin, Germany, 2 February.

Curating and the Web, Maastricht University, 14 January.


The Dilemma of the Museum, FREE?! A one-day journey into the cultures of sharing, The New Institute, Rotterdam, 29 November.

Born-Digital seminar, Pnek, Oslo, Norway, 26 September.

The value of authenticity for net art: a call for authentic alliances. Digital / Moving Image and Networked Performance: On Cultural Transformations. University of Warwick, UK, 9 July.

Turning the table: De kunstenaar als conservator. SBMK, The New Institute, Rotterdam, 26 June.

The quest for the survival of net art, or a speculative approach to documentation, Performing Documentation, NECCAR, Lisbon, Portugal, 20 June.

Future, or How to Live Forever, American Institute for Conservation (AIC2013) Indianapolis, 31 May.

Future, or How to Live Forever, on Artists’ Documentation, Event as an artistic, cultural and political practice, ASCA/University of Amsterdam, 26-8 March.

Fun, Thematic Project:Media Object, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, 14 March.

Documentation and Net Art, Rietveld Academy, Fine Arts #2, 27 February / 1 March.


Net art challenges conservation. The Acceptance of loss and subjectivity. Possible Futures, International Symposium, São Paolo, 1-5 October.

Van Memex, Wiki’s en Art Platforms. Een willekeurige wandeling langs voorbeelden van online publishing, of hoe informatie op verschillende manieren tot stand komt. Nieuwe Manieren van Publiceren over Kunst en Cultuur, Jorinde Seijdel: OPEN / SKOR, Amsterdam, 12 September.

Panellist DEAF2012, 25 May.

Conserveren van netkunst. Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek, Amsterdam, 26 April.

Dance Documentation. Amsterdam School for the Arts, department Image Media, 24 April.

Workshop: Advancing Collaboration in Museums, with SFMoma (Jill Sterrett and Layna White) and HotStudio (Chris Jones and Kelly Meanley). Museums and the Web2012, San Diego, 11 April.

Online Curating. University of Amsterdam, department Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image, 13 March.

Enjoying the gap. Different layers, directions and uses of documentation. CCS, Goldsmiths University of London, 8 February.


Mediakunst en Stedelijke Ervaring. Universiteit Utrecht, 20 October.

What media art (documentation) can learn from performance documentation. Recollecting the Act, Basel, 6-7 October.

Preserving net art. The acceptance of loss and subjectivity. Re:wire Conference, Liverpool, 1 October.

Versions, comments and authenticity. ISEA2011 Istanbul, 19 September.

Panel: Medialabs. Lab2Lab, Nantes, 8-10 June.

Esther Polak, from painting to locative media and public space. Netherlands Media Art Institute, 4 May.


Moderator: Archive/Presentation II. ISEA2010 Ruhr, 27 August.

Workshop: Art at the age of its digital reproduction, Vincent Everywhere: a symposium on visual culture and national identity. UvA & Stedelijk Museum, 11 June.

What can media art (documentation) learn from performance documentation? Contemporary Art: Who Cares?, 9 June.

Remember conservation?. Performances of Memory in the Arts, Nijmegen University, 28 May.

Panel: Symposium Interactieve Kunst. SKOR, 23 April.

Moderator: Symposium Recycled Film. AVFestival Newcastle, 12 February.

Online Curating. University of Amsterdam, department Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image, 17 March.


Synchronising Media. Urban Screens Conference, Institute of Network Cultures Amsterdam, 4 Dec.

Future of the Lab: aan@NIMk. Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, 2 Dec.

Conservering van netkunst. SIMIN/NCDD, Amersfoort, 30 Nov.

Creating Digital Documentation of Performance. JISC Digital Media and the University of Bristol Drama Department, Bristol, 23-25 Sept.

Online Archiving of Born Digital Art. Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, 5 Sept.

Moderator: booklaunch Art and Electronic Media by Edward Shanken. Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, April 17.

Beeldhonger of Plaatjesmoe? De veranderende betekenis van het beeld. 21Rozendaal, Enschede, April 4.

Methods for Curating, workshop i.c.w. Alex Hodby. CRUMB / Culturelab, Newcastle, March 10.

Opening: exhibition Echolocation: Geert Mul. 21Rozendaal, Enschede, February 13.


Beyond Physical Space, symposium Living in the data cloud. Image Radio, Eindhoven, November 1.

Keynote: Art Mediated by Technology. International Symposium [New] Media Art in Museums – production, keeping, presentation, Rijeka, Croatia, October 15-17.

PPS: PublicPrivateSpace. Where the public space turns into private space and the private space opens up to the public. ISEA2008, Singapore, July.

The Sensational, and meaning of Urban Screens. Art Mediated by Technology, Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam, May 29.

Art in Virtual reality, from VR to PR. University of Nijmegen, May 13.

Wonderwall: Live Visuals. Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt, April 3-5.

Moderator: Real Cinema. Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, February 24.

Visual Image Culture. Plaza+, Eindhoven, January 12.


Croatian and Dutch Identities, Do they exist, do they meet? Roundtable discussion organised by Embassy of the Netherlands in Croatia, Split, November 20.

Silence in Art, at: De grote stilte – in filosofie, kunst en spiritualiteit. Symposium Soeterbeeck, Ravenstein, Nov. 15.

Bringing the flow into public space. Kunst en Openbaarheid, NGE symposium, Utrecht, October 5.

Moving in Flow. Architecture in the Space of Flows, Culture Lab New Castle, June 22.

Killer TV: How much interactivity can we take. De Waag, streaming InTV, Amsterdam, April 18.

Games and Art. Communication & Multimedia Design, Avans Hogeschool, Breda, March 22.

VJ Culture in perspective, CBK Assen, March 1.


Moderator: VJ: audio-visual art debate. MU, Eindhoven, Dec. 6.

Vliegende Hollanders, Science & Technology Summit, Amsterdam, discussiant for Very-Disco activity, Nov. 15.

VJ Culture a phenomenon. Vrije Academie Den Haag, May 26.

The new art of gaming, or what gaming can learn from Installation Art. GameSetMatch II Technical University Delft, March 29.


VJ Culture. ’t Hoogt / Lazy Marie, Utrecht, December 1.

Gaming in Art. Das Arts, Amsterdam, September 30.

Synaesthetics is Club Performances. Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, June 3.

Re:Vision/It Takes Two. Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, May 24.

VJ in the Netherlands. Grafisch Lyceum, Amsterdam, April 26 and 27.

VJ Culture. Pixelache 2005, April 16.


VJ-Culture in the Netherlands. Institute of Network Cultures, HvA, Dec. 4.

Warped Vision. Filmbank at De Balie, Amsterdam, IDFA Nov. 23

Cultural Community. Cimatics Festival, Beursschouwburg Brussels, Belgium, October 28.

Dancing in the Light of an Information Overload. ISEA 2004, Helsinki, August 20.

Sensational Technologies. Siggraph 2004, Los Angeles, August 10.

Art & Games. Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Rotterdam, April 21.

The Art of Narrative – Impakt Online. University Utrecht, January 16.


VJ in perspectief, at: Academy of the Arts, Arnhem, November.

Synaesthetics in the clubscene. Cosign 2003 Computational Semiotics in Games and New Media, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough (UK), September 10-12.

VJ as a life style. University Maastricht, Maastricht, April 25.

Impakt Online. Festival of Festivals, Bratislava, Feb. 19-22.


VJ in perspective. Academy of the Arts, Arnhem, Nov. 9.

VJ: from Video to Visual to Virtual Jockey. NGE Symposium ‘Mediated Sensorial’, University of Maastricht, October 5.

A historical perspective on VJ. Club Modern at LUX, Nijmegen, April 13.

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