Objects and traces in space

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Presentation at the conference: Objects- What Matter? Technology, Value and Social Change
University of Manchester, 1-4 September 2009

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Objects and traces in space

  1. 1. Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media (art) projects Gemma San Cornelio Esquerdo Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Information and Communication Science Dept. gsan_cornelio@uoc.edu Manchester, 3th September 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Preface: origins and motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Building the sense of place </li></ul><ul><li>On Subjective cartography </li></ul><ul><li>On tracing objects </li></ul><ul><li>Locative media Projects discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects
  3. 3. <ul><li>Preface </li></ul>Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects “ ...I began to understand that objects, narratives, memories and space are woven into a complex, expanding web-each fragment of which gives meaning to all the others” W. Mitchell Locative media artworks Can you see me now? Blast Theory Graffiti Research Lab Graffiti Research Lab Audio Walk Janet Cardiff
  4. 4. Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects Preface Key concepts of ITC relation with space and place Hypothesis: Locative Media are reinforcing the notion of place . <ul><li>Augé: non-places </li></ul><ul><li>Meyrowich: losing sense of place. </li></ul><ul><li>Massey: the openness of places. </li></ul><ul><li>Scannell: being simultaneity in two places </li></ul><ul><li>Urry: local places as multiplex </li></ul>Transformation and even the disappearance of place .
  5. 5. Building the sense of place: Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects <ul><ul><li>“ Canal Accessible”. Antoni Abad (2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bio Mapping”. Christian Nold (2004-) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Disappearing Places”. Matthew Belanger and Marianne R. Petit (2007-) </li></ul></ul>Locative Media projects studied
  6. 6. Building the sense of place: Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects <ul><li>Maps are not objective depictions. There is a point of view and relation with “power”. (abstract space, H. Lefebvre) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative mapping. Feminist geography (Massey). Psychogeography (Debord) based on subjective experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maps are never equivalent to what they represent (Baudrillard simulacrum) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locative Media are challenging the “disembodied”, decorporalized, screen-based experience. </li></ul></ul>On Subjective cartography
  7. 7. Building the sense of place: Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects <ul><ul><li>Subjects, objects and commodities . subjects converted into objects, objects that have biographies (Kopytoff). Commodities as interchangeable. The problem of art commodification. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects, concepts and processes. Conceptualization of contemporary art: land art –the object substitutes its representation, performance art - body and space as object , conceptual art - Concept vs commodity , processual art (Marchan-Fiz). The object doesn’t disappear but is overcome. </li></ul></ul>On tracing objects
  8. 8. Building the sense of place: Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects <ul><ul><li>De-contextualization and de-materialization. Biographies of objects and its trajectory in contemporary art: a parallelism </li></ul></ul>On tracing objects <ul><ul><li>object ---> decontextualization ---> conceptual or immaterial art ---> hybrid objects </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Locative media Projects discussion Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects place = open o bjects = hybrid <ul><ul><li>connected by technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subjective cartography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Bio Mapping. Christian Nold. 2004 -
  10. 10. Locative media Projects discussion Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects Disappearing places. Belanger and Petit. 2007 Canal accessible. A. Abad. 2006
  11. 11. Locative media Projects discussion Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects Building personal maps <ul><ul><li>Locative media as performance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locative media as conceptual and land art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>establishing a dialogue between artists and publics </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects Return to the place? <ul><ul><li>Critical points in Locative Media art projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uncritical or naive use of GPS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy of data and corporate uses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unfair participation (vantage knowledge) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporation of the anthropological view. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you! Objects and traces in space: an approach to locative media projects questions? <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>http://www.slideshare.net/gsancornelio/objects-and-traces-in-space

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