Month: May 2010

Rethinking Anywhere Anytime

Rethinking Location Anytime Anywhere Everything :: until June 19, 2010 :: Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, D-10178 Berlin.

With works by Rosa BarbaCyprien GaillardAndreas HoferKoo Jeong-ADavid MaljkovicTrevor PaglenChristodoulos PanayiotouSterling RubyPaul SietsemaTaryn SimonArmando Andrade TudelaAndro Wekua. Curated by Johannes Fricke Waldthausen.

Evolving from the work of twelve conceptual artists, filmmakers and photographers presenting alternate interpretations of fictional geographies, imaginary sites and ‘mash-up’ destinations, the exhibition Rethinking Location reconsiders the notion of location. In an era characterized by a rapidly changing perception of time and space due to ever increasing mobility, migration and globalisation, our understanding of what a location is has significantly transformed. Taking these changes for granted, the exhibition investigates how artists consider location and geography as source material for their work.

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Art and cartography activities in London this spring

All kinds of very interesting activities happening in London from now until July 2010. If somebody is interested in sending us a report of these activities, we could certainly post it here.

‘Whose map is it?’ Exhibition of maps and mappings by international artists at Iniva in London

Crossing Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Symposium (Royal Geographical Society) London, 2 June.

‘The Creative Compass’ (6 May to 2 July 2010) (Royal Geographical Society), London.

Jeremy Wood: 2 exhibitions in London in May

Jeremy Wood has been carrying a GPS with him for years, recording his movements at the surface of the earth (and in the air). Through this process he has been drawing all sorts of shapes and writting all kinds of georeferenced messages (one of his most famous message was the quote ‘It is not down in any map; true places never are’ from Herman Melville (Moby Dick) (Note: This work appears in the essential book Else/Where Mapping: New Cartographies of Networks and Territories edited by Janet Abrams and Peter Hall in 2006).

If you are in London in May, you will have a chance to see how constistant he his – geographically speaking – in the recurrent process of MOWING THE LAWN

“New drawings by Jeremy Wood created with GPS and a riding lawnmower. The exhibition charts the artist’s movements over several seasons of mowing.
Wood makes use of his unique GPS data stream by precisely plotting his time, date and position coordinates to reveal an evolving exploration of travel.”

Tenderpixel Gallery ( London
May 13 – June 22, 2010, Tue – Sat 1pm to 7pm
Opening May 13 from 6-9pm

Later on in the month, Jeremy Wood will also reveal his new work entitled TRAVERSE ME at the Mead Gallery. According to the author, “It’s based on the idea of 1:1 scale mapping and it’s my most intricate work so far.” We’d like to see this.
Mead Gallery
May 29 – July 3, 2010, Mon – Sat 10 to 6 pm

Finally if you are interested in the work of Jeremy Wood you should certainly read his conversation with Tracey P. Lauriault that appeared in The Cartographic Journal in 2009.