Mapping: cartographies of experience
MAPPING: cartographies of experience
Think: We are immersed in a world of maps. Biological maps (DNA); mind maps (neural networks); body maps (faces); social maps (histories, memories); cultural maps (habits); geographical maps (topographies); geological maps (strata); digital maps (interfaces); learning maps (curriculum); aesthetic maps (paintings, installations) and so on. By creating new kinds of maps, we also change the possibilities for experience and interaction in the cultural environments we encounter. Contemporary artists are exploring the rich possibilites for mapping experience using a diverse range of materials and techniques. Emerging technologies also afford new capacities for artists to create cartographies of movement and sensation which are responsive to audience interaction and participation.
Read: O’Rourke (2013) Harmon (2009) Rousell (2015)
Watch: Guest lecture on artistic mapping below
Create: Map your experience of a cultural environment using the artistic tools and techniques of your choice. Consider the use of walking, drawing, installation, poetry, GPS, video, photography, time-lapse, fiction, sound, performance and digital media. Post your experience of creating your map using the text/audio/visual interface below. Visit the MAPPINGS archive to see what others have done.