Thursday, 25 February 2010
This ties in neatly with my PHD area of study, in that I have been making the point that public data can form the material for public artworks, and using these datasets, as part of my studio practice, allows me to be reconstitute the datasets in various ways, underpinning various interactions that might occur.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
What is more interesting is the idea of a seperate project, which uses the sampling tools developed by Landscape-Portrait and creates a project directly for CACI. I'm thinking here of an artist in residence type of opportunity; It would be interesting to have an artist working alongside statisticians in the creation of public data, "who ever designs the data defines the public" .
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
The text was based on this design:
After a chat with the center manager it was agreed that this design was not appropriate for the Townsend community poster, so it's been revised here:
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Just returned from Bournemouth after a week of meeting members of the three communities
we are working in - Kinson, Townsend and West Howe. We've got good support in all areas and met some good people who are committed to their community, and have shown good interest in the project.
On thing that comes up quite often is the thought that we are from the council, and the distrust of the council after years of being let down, and therefore there is a distrust of us as council representatives. This takes some discussion and hopefully is resolved. This has happened before, and much more deeply in Burnley.
Another thought, which is outside of the budget of this project, is the idea of visiting others towns that have the same Demographic types as the areas we are working in, in Bournemouth. So that might be parts of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Spent some time walking around each neighborhood taking photos, to be reminded what a potentially loaded activity this is, obviously taking photos around children's playgrounds, but the just the idea of what you might and might not do with the image, and who and for who the images are being taken. Anyways images from Kinson, West Howe and Townsend can be viewed. These images will be used for publicity for the work. We've also engaged Diane Humphries, an local photographer to work on the project.
Monday, 15 February 2010
This also lead to a memory of microfiche, from my uncles garage, where the size of the card was related to the amount of data that could be stored.
Mmmm - is there a public art file type, that requires certain paramaeters to be filled in order to become viable (funding, engagement, legacy )
I must have a look at hacking some files, soon.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
This use of bus routes feels like a kind of reaction to this work http://bus-tops.com/, which I am intrigued to find out more about.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Landscape-portrait is due to staged in Bournemouth by SCAN (http://www.scansite.org/?w=1129&h=729). The work will be staged in three locations, Kinson, West Howe and Townsend. At the same time Simon Yuill (http://www.lipparosa.org/) will be producing a project engaged with the idea of commons and common land.
Previous productions of Landscape-Portrait can be see here: