On Friday 17th January I will be speaking at a Tate research event entitled Art Maps: Field Notes.
This research seminar features presentations by three artists, myself, Simon Pope and Susan Stockwell, followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Professor Steve Benford, investigating the Tate’s Art Maps project and the relationship between art, place and technology. The Art Maps project is developing a web application that allows people to relate Tate artworks to places. Using a smartphone or computer, anyone will be able to find works in Tate’s collection on a digital map, then share local knowledge to help pinpoint locations as well as add comments.
We were invited to explore and test the Art Maps website on desktop and mobile devices and are each presenting a short illustrated response to the site, and the ideas behind it, from the perspective of our own practice and creative preoccupations. There is also a short presentation by doctoral student Cristina Locatelli, examining her findings from a series of public engagements with Art Maps. The event would be of particular interest to artists, technologists, curators and academics interested in locative media and mapping.
Full details can be found on the Tate website.