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Place-things
Cataloging the ephemeral
Chantal Lee, Meredith Powers, Alexandra Provo, Marlee Walters
LIS 653-01
Knowledge O...
Ephemera vs. Ephemeral
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvortygirl/3945189711/
● “Material of short life”
(Tomlinson,...
Vesuvio Bakery Soho 2004.
Source: http://goo.gl/ijZL4W
● Surrogates are
representations of works that
stand in for a work ...
Street Art: Graffiti & Murals
Graffiti wall at Houston St. & Bowery
Clockwise, from bottom left: Retna 2012, Os Gemeos 200...
“Permanence is relative” (Freeman, 2013)
“Showing parts of the city at the moment
before their disappearance”
http://goo.g...
Cataloging Material Evidence :
Ephemera vs Documentary
Artificial Evidence (ephemera): Props,
announcements, press release...
Art Gallery of New
South Wales.
Online record
entry.
Retrieved from
http://goo.gl/TfhJv2
Documentation as Works of Art in ...
On Cataloging Performance
“It’s the difference between a collection of facts about a performance and the
experience itself...
Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 41.190.482.
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search...
Period Rooms: Issues
Lucy Rie’s apartment, Kaiserliche Hofmobliendepot, Vienna. Williamson, L. (2012). Retrieved from
http...
What kinds of cataloging
standards and frameworks
best capture relationships
between parts and wholes?
North East Parlor o...
May Day by Shepard Fairey.
April 21 - August 31, 2010
http://goo.gl/PbZS6s
Parts of the previous installation by Os Gemeos...
http://www.siobhandaviesreplay.com/ Eiko & Koma, Naked, Walker Art Center, 2010
http://goo.gl/5pD9XZ
Is an exhaustive arch...
Who describes?
Who describes?
Source: http://goo.gl/CYvfqCSource: http://goo.gl/bzv1zr
References
Cheng, S. (2014, February 3). Maya Hayuk has begun working on new
mural for the Bowery wall. Complex Art & Desi...
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  1. 1. Place-things Cataloging the ephemeral Chantal Lee, Meredith Powers, Alexandra Provo, Marlee Walters LIS 653-01 Knowledge Organization Spring 2014 Dr. Pattuelli
  2. 2. Ephemera vs. Ephemeral Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvortygirl/3945189711/ ● “Material of short life” (Tomlinson, 1942) ● Documentation that isn’t a book or periodical ● Works that are ephemeral: ○ temporary ○ subject to change, alteration, or removal ○ meanings often tied to sites
  3. 3. Vesuvio Bakery Soho 2004. Source: http://goo.gl/ijZL4W ● Surrogates are representations of works that stand in for a work when the work cannot be physically represented in a collection ● Surrogates can also be works in themselves
  4. 4. Street Art: Graffiti & Murals Graffiti wall at Houston St. & Bowery Clockwise, from bottom left: Retna 2012, Os Gemeos 2009, Barry McGee 2010 (http://goo.gl/CNshV2), Swoon 2013 (http://goo.gl/CNshV2) & Maya Hayuk 2014 (http://goo.gl/FAk1TE).
  5. 5. “Permanence is relative” (Freeman, 2013) “Showing parts of the city at the moment before their disappearance” http://goo.gl/56aUvm Byron Company. 857 Fifth Ave. at 67th Street. [The George Gould Residence.]. Museum of the City of New York. 93.1.1.17185.
  6. 6. Cataloging Material Evidence : Ephemera vs Documentary Artificial Evidence (ephemera): Props, announcements, press releases, and correspondences Tehching Hsieh & Linda Montano. Rope Piece. http://goo.gl/WwBvh3 Documentary Evidence: Photographs and video Source: http://goo.gl/it7Ew1
  7. 7. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Online record entry. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/TfhJv2 Documentation as Works of Art in their own Right
  8. 8. On Cataloging Performance “It’s the difference between a collection of facts about a performance and the experience itself. You can’t collect an experience, but maybe with multiple sources and perspectives on it, you can document a performance thoroughly enough to offer a kind of approximation after the fact” Schultz, Sarah (2011). Cataloging Performance: Proceedings of the Walker Art Center Conference for Archivists. “Deciding what to leave out of the archive is almost as important as deciding what to put in.” Brin, Judith (2011). Cataloging Performance: Proceedings of the Walker Art Center Conference for Archivists.
  9. 9. Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 41.190.482. http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/199003 Ensembles of decorative and furniture elements in context of a museum Shifting mix of parts and wholes: pastiches Represents two “periods”: Whatever time is being represented AND time of the assembly Period Rooms
  10. 10. Period Rooms: Issues Lucy Rie’s apartment, Kaiserliche Hofmobliendepot, Vienna. Williamson, L. (2012). Retrieved from http://lesliewilliamsonphoto.blogspot.com/2012/05/note-from-londonhofmobiliendepot-vienna.html "Period rooms are paradoxical…is the room a fantasy or is it a fairly accurate approximation of the past? Is the point of view historical or aesthetic? What is the room trying to show or prove?" (Diane Pilgrim, 1983) The Period Room: An Illusion of the Past
  11. 11. What kinds of cataloging standards and frameworks best capture relationships between parts and wholes? North East Parlor of Joseph Russell House, Brooklyn Museum, 20.956. L: 1980s installation; R: undated installation. Retrieved from https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/11662/The_North_Eas t_Parlor_of_Joseph_Russell_House
  12. 12. May Day by Shepard Fairey. April 21 - August 31, 2010 http://goo.gl/PbZS6s Parts of the previous installation by Os Gemeos peek out from underneath after May Day is vandalized http://goo.gl/eDRjhO Who decides which moment(s) to represent?
  13. 13. http://www.siobhandaviesreplay.com/ Eiko & Koma, Naked, Walker Art Center, 2010 http://goo.gl/5pD9XZ Is an exhaustive archive feasible?
  14. 14. Who describes? Who describes? Source: http://goo.gl/CYvfqCSource: http://goo.gl/bzv1zr
  15. 15. References Cheng, S. (2014, February 3). Maya Hayuk has begun working on new mural for the Bowery wall. Complex Art & Design [Blog]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/FAk1TE Dvortygirl. (2009). I blame the post office. [Digital image]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvortygirl/3945189711/ Ephemeral New York. (2011, May 4). The pleasure gardens of lower Manhattan [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/IZyMn2 Freeman, B. (2013). Digital deception. The Design Observer Group: Places. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/Ax9Y4W Korkidis, J., & Schonberger, N. (2012, March 5). The history of the Bowery / Houston Street graffiti mural wall in NYC. Complex Art & Design [Blog]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/eDRjhO Metropolitan Museum of Art. (2014). Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris. Exhibition objects: Percement de l'avenue de l'Opéra: Butte des Moulins.[Digital image]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/2qePb2 Murray, J. and Murray, K. (2014, April 3). New York storefronts: what a difference a decade makes. Guardian. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/ijZL4W Tomlinson, L. E. (1942). The library science glossary [HathiTrust version]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/YD793b Yearsley, M. (2013, October 30). Swoon unveils Hurricane Sandy- themed mural. Gothamist [Blog]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/CNshV2 Yen, I. (2013, October 4). The history of the Bowery mural: from Keith Haring to Crash. Green-label.com [Blog]. Retrieved from http://goo.gl/PbZS6s

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