Books and Special Issues

Dekker, Annet and Giannachi, Gabriella (eds) Documentation as Art: Expanded Digital Practices, London and New York: Routledge, 2022.

Franco, Francesca (ed.) Computational Art at the Venice Biennale, Springer, 2022.

Franco, Francesca, The Algorithmic Dimension: Five Artists in Conversation, Bern: Springer, 2021.

Franco, Francesca (ed.) Vera Molnar: Icône 2020, exhibition catalogue, Murano New Art Gallery, Venezia, 2021.

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

Dekker, A. 2022. ‘Curatorial Perspectives on Collecting Time-based Media Art,’ in Time-Based Media Art Handbook, Engel, D. and Phillips, J. (eds.). London: Routledge.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Computer Art’, in Encyclopedia of New Media Art, ‘New Media Art: History and Theory’, Franco, F., and Gere, C. (eds.), Volume 1, Bloomsbury, 2022.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Curating Digital Art Documentation’, in Documentation as Art: Expanding Digital Practices, Dekker A., and Giannachi, G. (eds.), Routledge, 2022.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Unfold: Dan Graham’s Audience/Performer/Mirror (1977) re-enacted’, in Cristina Baldacci and Susanne Franco (eds) On Reenactment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, Accademia University Press: Torino, 2022.

Sluis, Katrina ‘The Phantom of the Mirror: the Screenshots of Mario Santamaría’ in Screen Images Reloaded, M De Mutiis, W Gerling & S Möring (Eds.) Kadmos: Berlin, 2022.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Archival Futures. Born Digital Architecture Media. Interview with Annet Dekker by Federica Goffi,’ Architecture & Culture, special issue And Yet It Moves: Ethics, Power, and Politics in the Stories of Collecting, Archiving, and Displaying of Drawings and Models, July, 2021.

Dekker, Annet, et al. ‘Innovative Digital Infrastructures: The Issue of Sustainability. An Online Rountable Discussion,’ Stedelijk Studies #10: Imagining the Future of Digital Archives and Collections, 2020.

Franco, Francesca, Edmonds, Ernest, and Mellado Martínez, Diego, ‘The troubling affair of born-digital art conservation: creative design for computational art documentation,’ in Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, John S. Gero and Mary Lou Maher (eds.), Springer, 2020.

Gabriella Giannachi, ‘Imagining the future of a complex mixed media work: the case of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s The Floating Museum’, Stedelijk Studies, n. 10, 2020,, also published in Lynn Hershman Leeson (ed.) (2021) The Floating Museum, Hotwire Productions: San Francisco, pp. 1-10.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Between Light and Dark Archiving,’ in Digital Art through the Looking Glass. New Strategies for Archiving, Collecting and Preserving in Digital Humanities, Grau, O., Hoth, J. and Wandl-Vogt, E. Krems: Edition Donau-Universität, 2019, 133-44.

Dekker, Annet, Boschat Thorez, J. Barok, D., Röck, C. and Gauthier, D. ‘Archiving Complex Digital Artworks.” Journal of the Institute of Conservation, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2019, 94-113.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Algorithmic Signs, Venice 2017 – Tracing the history of computer art’, in Digital Art through the Looking Glass. New strategies for archiving, collecting and preserving in Digital Humanities, Oliver Grau, Janina Hoth and Eveline Wandl-Vogt (eds.), Edition Donau-Universität, 2019, 261-270.

Edmonds, Ernest and Franco, Francesca, ‘Evolving Installations: Shaping Space 2012-2017’, in Museums and Digital Culture: New Perspectives and Research, Tula Giannini and Jonathan Bowen (Eds.), Springer, 2019, 367-379.

Catalogue Essays

Franco, Francesca, ‘What if…’, exhibition catalogue, ‘Vera Molnar – Pas froid aux yeux’, Espace de l’art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, 30 janvier – 30 mai 2021 et au Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes, 9 octobre 2021 – 9 janvier 2022 (text in english and french).

Franco, Francesca, ‘Vera Molnar: An Attitude Contre’, in Vera Molnar – Paintings and Drawings 1947-1986, exhibition catalogue, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, 2019.

Selected Conference Papers

Franco, Francesca, ‘Vera Molnar: ICÔNE/2020’, SIGGRAPH 2021 Retrospective Panel, Sisters of Code, August 2021.

Dekker, Annet, Wielocha, A. and Valle-Noronha, M., ‘Transforming Ownership into a Network of Care,’ American Institute of Conservation, Annual Conference 2021, 9 June 2021.

Dekker, Annet, ‘How fickle digital preservation practices are failing sustainability efforts, or a call for networks of care,’ FILE ALIVE/ ARQUIVO VIVO, São Paulo, 30 March 2021.

Dekker, Annet, ‘The Paradox of Digital Sustainability,’ 6th Seminar on Digital Arts: Multiple Realities/Ludic Realities, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 25 March 2021.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Curating Documentation,’ Transformation Digital Art, LIMA, Amsterdam, 25 March 2021.

Franco, Francesca, ‘ICÔNE/2020’, Transformation Digital Art 2021: Documenting Digital Art | International symposium on the presentation and preservation of born-digital and software-based art. LIMA, Amsterdam. March 2021.

Gabriella Giannachi, Keynote, New Spectatorship in post-covid Times: Theatre and the Digital, Association for the Studies of Theatre and Performance (EASTAP), 23-4 September 2021, Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Giannachi, Gabriella, Keynote, ‘Conserving the un-conservable: documenting environmental performance for the 21st century, Performance, The Ethics and the Politics of Care, Bern University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland, 29-30 May 2021.

Sluis, Katrina ‘Curating after photography, or: what is left to curate?’ PHOTO 2021 International Photography Festival Symposium, RMIT Melbourne 4 March 2021.

Sluis, Katrina ‘Between Camera & Network: Art and Documentation in Post-Photographic Culture​’ Transformation Digital Art Symposium, LIMA Amsterdam 24-26 March, 2021.

Sluis, Katrina ‘Images and Machine Learning Practices: critical interventions in art and curation’ Images of Machine Learning Symposium, University of New South Wales, Sydney 30 June – 1 July 2021.

Franco, Francesca ‘TriDithers’ (with Daniel Temkin), ‘On Reenactment Concepts, Methodologies, Tools’. Ca’ Foscari University Venice, November 2020.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Self-documentation for data and software based works’ (with Diego Mellado), AIC Salt Lake City, 2020.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Media Archival, Translation, and Longevity,’ Artistic Systems and Implementation, University of the Arts Helsinki, 8 October 2020.

Franco, Francesca’, Algorithmic Signs, 2017, Vector Festival, September 2020.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Curating and documenting Media art in Venice’, Gamma_PRO 2020, Culture and Media. Experiencing XXI century Conference, St. Petersburg, July 2020.

Dekker, Annet, Wijers, G. ‘net[art]works of care,’ Modern Art: Who Shares, SBMK, Eindhoven, 9 March 2020.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Inconceivable yet computable: algorithmic and sound art based on the high tide at the Venice Biennale’, Faire Image conference, Paris, February 2020.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Venice Biennale 1970: Ricerca e Progettazione’, in ‘The Legacy of Jack Burnham on Video Game Art and Emerging New Media’ panel, CAA Chicago 2020, February 2020.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Breathing Life into the Living Death,’ Media Art Preservation Symposium 2020. The Dead Web – The End. Will the Internet End Soon?, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 13–14 February 2020.

Dekker, Annet, ‘UNFOLD: Audience/Performer/Mirror,’ LIMA, Amsterdam, 15 January 2020.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Unfold: Dan Graham’s Audience/Performer/Mirror (1977) re-enacted’, Re-enactment, University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, 2020.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Performance o documento? Le problematiche della (ri-)messa in scena della performance nei musei oggi’, Mostre in Mostra, Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 29 June 2019.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Homo Documentalist,’ University of Helsinki/KUVA, Helsinki, 25 October 2019.

Dekker, Annet and Wild, K de, ‘Preservation of Net Art through Networks of Care: Challenges and Potentials,’ RESAWconference. The Web That Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections, University of Amsterdam, 18–21 June 2019.

Dekker, Annet and Boschat Thorez, J., ‘Archiving Complex Digital Artworks,’ AIC’s 47th Annual Conference 2019, Uncasville, United States, May 2019.

Dekker, Annet, ‘The Sustainability of Networks of Care,’ University of Helsinki, 13 March 2019.

Dekker, Annet, ‘Archiving (in) Process,’ Data Practices, University of Siegen, 8 January 2019.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Experiencing, documenting and preserving digital art and museum installations’, Radical Immersions DRHA, Watermans Arts Centre, London, 8-10 September 2019.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Documenting performance and digital art, the role of the audience’, Capturing Digital Art and Performance, V&A, 22 September 2019.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Le problematiche legate alla documentazione, cura e conservazione di opere d’arte digitali e multimediali’, CIRMA, Turin University, 25 September 2019.

Giannachi, Gabriella, ‘Documenting performance and digital art, the role of the audience’, Capturing Digital Art and Performance, LIMA, 20 November 2019.

Giannachi, Gabriella, Keynote: ‘Documenting digital art: the role of the audience’, ‘Bridging the Gap: Theory and Practice in the Conservation of Contemporary Art’, Maastricht, 24-7 March 2019. To be published in Bridging the Gap: Theory and Practice of Conservation of Contemporary Art, Springer, eds Renée van De Vaal and Vivian van Saaze.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Art & Technology at the Venice Biennale, 1968-1970’, NEoN Digital Arts Festival Symposium 2019: Re@ct Social Change Art Technology, Dundee, November 2019.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Venice, 1970: Ricerca e Progettazione –The first computer art show at the Venice Biennale’, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Milan, October 2019.

Franco, Francesca, ‘Inconceivable yet computable: from algorithmic music to algorithmic drawings and back’, Media Art History 2019 Re:Sound, Aalborg, August 2019.