The New Media Art Network on Authenticity and Performativity

Award Holder

Ms Kelli R Dipple

Higher Education Institute

Tate Media, Tate

The Network aims to discuss the attributes of contemporary art created with new media technologies, to identify the key future research questions pertaining to this subject area for museums and galleries and to examine specific issues surrounding authenticity and performativity.

The Network will focus on a set of case-study artworks, addressing these with respect to each of the meeting topics. An interdisciplinary team of experts will share and extend their collective knowledge of New Media Art, situating it in relation to museum and gallery practice, whilst addressing pragmatic aspects such as the physical and digital architectures and the technological and human resources necessary to the ongoing display and maintenance of New Media Art.


Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.