Jesús Muñoz MORCILLO
Synesthetic Documentation of Media Art as a Conservation Measure
Art theorist, classical philologist, Centre for Cultural and General Studies (ZAK) Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT),
Jesús Muñoz Morcillo (art theorist and classical philologist) is a senior researcher at ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is the head coordinator of the New Media and Public Science projects at ZAK under the direction of Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha and is currently working towards his PhD on the art sculptures and machines of Stephan von Huene under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) where he has also given lessons on sound art history and art conservation theory.
Muñoz Morcillo has coordinated the public science project “InsideScience” (2010-2012) on science communication via web video funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), managing research, communication, and dissemination activities between four different institutional partners. Since 2013, he has conducted research on the virtualisation of new media art as a novel informational preservation method beyond traditional documentation practice. He is an initiator and co-founder of the “e-Installation” research project. In this project, the ZAK and the Laboratory for Intelligent Sensor-Actuator Systems (ISAS) at KIT develop methods for the synaesthetic documentation of at risk media art.