Conservators, collectors, museums, galleries, artists,
many ask the question of conserving video art of the early years.
Yet how long the technics will play along? An example of a long term storage!
How are artworks of video art to be conserved?
After many weeks of searching we sourced two identical Philips TVs for a replica - CRT TVs from the early 70s.
Stored in 1984 as a spare TV...
One of the two was repaired in a service workshop in 1984 and then stored as replacement.
The device stood dry and clean in an attic of a private household.
|The service card was still attached on the TV
A restart of devices that was stored for years only should happen under secure measures and at best in a professional
workshop. This not only counts for CRTs, but for modern screens too.
One of the major keys of video art workshops should be a fitting collection of used devices. This inventory should be
selected thoughtfully. It makes sense to only gather TVs of a certain brand or model, that can be used for owned artworks.
Next to the technical compability the aesthetic quality of selected TVs should play a role.