One Place and Another: Near and Far
Contemporary locative technologies, like GPS receivers and networked cell phones, have led to many significant changes. They enable new intersections to emerge between the local and global. They invite ongoing recalibrations of what is meant by distant, and they retool proximity and create new intersections where shared, simultaneous or contiguous spaces can emerge.
This talk focuses on these changes, looking at work by artists who use these shifts to reposition relationships to both mapped and physical spaces, and looking at work of my own which employs cartographic strategies and locative media as a way to translate distant events in local terms/on local ground.
Paula Levine is a visual artist working in locative media. Current projects use the web, cartography and GPS coordinates to reframe ties between the local and global. Her writings on locative media and expanding cartographic imagination have been presented at conferences at ISEA, ZERO1, MIT and the University of Wisconsin, Conney conference for Jewish Studies.
Her experimental videos have been shown in screenings in New York's Lincoln Centre, National Gallery of Canada, Europe and Japan, and in film and video festivals in the U.S and Canada.