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Title Experimental geography [electronic resource] / Nato Thompson ; with essays by Jeffrey Kastner and Trevor Paglen ; and contributions from Matthew Coolidge [and others].
Author Thompson, Nato.
Publication Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House ; New York : Independent Curators International, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Description 1 online resource.
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014).
"Francis Alÿs, AREA Chicago, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), e-Xplo, Ilana Halperin, kanarinka (Catherine d'Ignazio), Julie Meltzer and David Thorne, Lize Mogel, Multiplicity, Trevor Paglen, Raqs Media Collective, Ellen Rothenberg, Spurse, Deborah Stratman, Alex Villar, Daniel Tucker, Yin Xiuzhen."
Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by iCI, Independent Curators International and held at Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., Sept. 19-Dec. 12, 2008; Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minn., Feb. 7-Apr. 18, 2009; the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, N.M., June 28-Sept. 20, 2009; and at Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Me., Feb. 21-May 30, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-161) and index.
Contents In two directions: geography as art, art as geography / Nato Thompson -- Experimental geography: from cultural production to the production of space / Trevor Paglen -- Rich in reference: thoughts on land art's infrastructural legacy / Jeffrey Kastner -- Landscape is a metaphor / text by Matthew Coolidge ; artists : The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Francis Alÿs, Ilana Halperin, Raqs Media Collective, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne -- Research and development / text by Iain Kerr ; artists : Spurse, Multiplicity and Trevor Paglen -- We are the city / text by Damon Rich ; artists : CUP, kanarinka, Alex Villar, Deborah Stratman, e-Xplo, and Yin Xiuzhen -- Cartography / text by Lize Mogel ; artists : Lize Mogel, Ellen Rothenberg, AREA Chicago, and Daniel Tucker.
Summary A photo of a secret CIA prison. A map designed to help visitors reach Malibu's notoriously inaccessible public beaches. Guidebooks to factories, prisons, and power plants in upstate New York. An artificial reef fabricated from 500 tons of industrial waste. These are some of the more than one hundred projects represented in Experimental Geography, a groundbreaking collection of visual research and mapmaking from the past ten years. Experimental Geography explores the distinctions between geographical study and artistic experience of the earth, as well as the juncture where the two realms collide (and possibly make a new field altogether). This lavishly illustrated book features more than a dozen maps; artwork by Francis Alys, Alex Villar, and Yin Xiuzhen; and recent projects by The Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Raqs Media Collective, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. The collection is framed by essays by bestselling author Trevor Paglen, Jeffrey Kastner, and editor Nato Thompson.
"The manifestations of 'experimental geography' (a term coined by geographer Trevor Paglen in 2002) run the gamut of contemporary art practice today: sewn cloth cities that spill out of suitcases, bus tours through water treatment centers, performers climbing up the sides of buildings, and sound works capturing the buzz of electric waves on the power grid. In the hands of contemporary artists, the study of humanity's engagement with the earth's surface becomes a riddle best solved in experimental fashion. The exhibition presents a panoptic view of this new practice, through a wide range of mediums including sound and video installations, photography, sculpture, and experimental cartography. The approaches used by the artists featured in Experimental Geography range from the poetic to the empirical. The more pragmatic techniques include those used by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) in projects made with students and other non-art groups that aim to strengthen peoples' roles as agents of change in their own environments. See, for example, their map intended to help longshoremen and truckers identify chokepoints in the cargo trade network. In their similarly empirical projects, the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), a research organization, examines the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth's surface. CLUI embraces a multidisciplinary approach that forces a reading of the American landscape (such as the disfiguring effects of culling natural resources from the picturesque banks of the Hudson River), thereby refamiliarizing viewers with the overlooked details of their everyday experience."--Publisher's description.
Subject Geography in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- Exhibitions.
Arts -- Experimental methods -- Exhibitions.
Open spaces -- Exhibitions.
ART -- Art & Politics.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
Art, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00816615
Arts -- Experimental methods. (OCoLC)fst00817748
Geography in art. (OCoLC)fst00940559
Land use -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00991489
Open spaces. (OCoLC)fst01046099
2000 - 2099
Genre Electronic books.
Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Addl. Author Kastner, Jeffrey.
Paglen, Trevor.
Independent Curators International.
Richard E. Peeler Art Center.
Rochester Art Center (Minn.)
Albuquerque Museum.
Colby College. Museum of Art.
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: 9781612193991
ISBN 9781612193991 (electronic bk.)
1612193994 (electronic bk.)

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