ÉCHELLE 1:1 - LE PLI DE LA CARTE / SCALE 1:1 - THE FOLD OF THE MAP
30th June 2013 Istres, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (Bing Maps)
You are invited to experience a unique performance about the fold of the map and 1:1 scale.
“A life begins folded with a foetus in the womb. As we grow it is commonly expressed that life unfolds around us.
My work in Istres will connect the scale one and the fold of the map to this narrative of birth and life.
At the core will be the creation of a GPS drawing that refers to anthropometrics - a system of measuring and unitising that is based on the human body and its abilities.
Our bodies are our first point of reference for measuring and understanding- the foot is a unit of length and distance, the picul is the carrying capacity of shoulders to quantify mass,
and the Nimeṣa is the time it takes for a person to blink. We need to scale because the world is too big to see all at once, and we need to fold for us to engage with this world.” Jeremy Wood
Staged on the peninsula overlooking the Étang de l'Olivier The Fold of the Map is a practical map-making workshop that is intentional,
learned and naïve
and whose aim is not to produce a big map that will actually cover the Marseille-Provence 2013 area (Umberto Eco has nicely pointed out the absurdity of this).
Instead, each episode is a proposal to lay another layer on the “territory of the empire” of what Borges called “spoiled ruins from a full-scale map”.
This is the fourth episode of a seven part series about ÉCHELLE UN produced by Thierry Kressmann and Guillaume Monsaingeon.
The show begins at 14:00 at Hill Castellan (Castellan path near l’Hôtel de Ville)
WALK ON 40 years of Art Walking
1st June – 31st August 2013 Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA), Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE, UK
Steeped in the tradition of landscape art, walking has been at the heart of many art practices and performances for decades now.
This exhibition, focusing on artists’ walks and journeys both literal or metaphorical, is the first to examine the astonishingly varied ways in which artists since the late 1960s have used what would seem like a universal act – of taking a walk – as a means to create new types of art.
An Art Circuit Touring Exhibition, curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell, Mike Collier and Alistair Robinson in collaboration with Janet Ross, supported by ACE and LEADER.
Pitzhanger Manor-House Gallery (PMG) 26 March – 6 May 2013 [ENDED]
NGCA Sunderland 1 June – 31 August 2013 [NOW]
MAC Birmingham 8 February – 31 March 2014
The Atkinson, Southport 12 April – 9 August 2014
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 19 September – 12 December 2014
Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers (Leonardo Book Series)
by Karen O'Rourke
I am thrilled to be included in this publication and have My Ghost chosen for the cover.
Debord and his friends tracked the urban flows of Paris; Long trampled a path in the grass and snapped a picture of the result ( A Line Made by Walking).
Mapping is a way for us to locate ourselves in the world physically, culturally, or psychologically; Debord produced maps like collages that traced the "psychogeography" of Paris.
Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for location-based mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form.
In Walking and Mapping, Karen O'Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists.
6x6/36 Paysage/Landscape I Wish You Were Here! by Collectif NUNC
The French-based Collectif NUNC has launched the second element of the 6x6/36 artist’s book/exhibition project from the I Wish You Were Here! series, a project aimed at re-thinking the way to exhibit media art.
6x6/36 consists of six notebooks and six sets of stickers by 36 artists, and includes a total of 144 artworks in a purposely designed box. The second issue deals with the theme of landscape and is published by Subjectile.
Including works by Joan Fontcuberta, Jodi, Catherine Rannou, Jodi Rose, Semiconductor, and Jeremy Wood
MAPPAMUNDI The many dimensions of the map, symbolic, social or political have always attracted the interest of artists.
16 March – 12 May 2013 Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France [ENDED]
Traverse Me, Meridians, and My Ghost GPS drawings exhibited at Mappamundi
While for most of us, a map is used primarily to move geographically, it is of course much more than that.
It is also a particular tool of self-representation, defining the world or dream. In this sense, the presentation changes over time and varies depending on the scene.
It is, contrary to common belief, deeply subjective. Read more in French / English translation
This exhibition curated by Guillaume Monsaingeon fits into the course "Ulysses" imagined by the FRAC Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur and is under the General Commissariat of Pascal Neveux opportunity of Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of culture.
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE Mappamundi : Art et cartographie
LONDON OVERLAND Transport networks and zones of the city
A commission using public transport for the London Transport Museum
MY GHOST 2000-2012 London 1:100,000 scale GPS map, archival giclée print edition of 10
Available from TAG Fine Arts and Tim Bryars Ltd, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
SIDEWAYS FESTIVAL Walking west to east through Belgium via two GPS drawing warkshops
Experiencing the physical intricacies of drawing with GPS in public spaces whilst navigating accessibility within totalitarian topography
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