Time Based Media Panel

January 15, 2020 // Berkeley, CA


A discussion on Time-Based Media (TBM) was held at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on the UC Berkeley campus, Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. For those new to TBM, the term describes any artwork that has both physical and temporal dimensions, unfolding over time when presented. Typical examples of TBM (known also as New Media or Media Art) are video and sound artworks, film-based installations, computer or software-based art and other forms of technology-based artworks, many of which can be regarded as installation art. The Time Based Media Panel discussion at the Hearst Museum examined topics of acquisition, cataloging and tracking, exhibition, loan, and storage of these works. Panelists from the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, the Oakland Museum of California, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shared concerns and proposed solutions for museum staff in the management and care of TBM works. Panel attendees were encouraged to bring questions and shared experiences in an open forum Q&A directly after the panel discussion.

Time Based Media Workshop