Monday, November 13, 2006

Running Stitch - capturing space...

Here looks like a worthwhile exhibition for 'mobility' fans -

Running Stitch is being described as '
A tapestry map, created live, using satellite navigation' by artists Jen Southern & Jen Hamilton

Friday 17th November 6-9pm

Exhibition: 18th November to 17th December 2006. Admission Free

Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG

Running Stitch is a 25sq/m tapestry map, created live in the gallery over four weeks, that charts visitors' daily journeys through the city.

"For Running Stitch, artists Jen Southern & Jen Hamilton will be re-configuring Brighton & Hove by 'capturing' its space through the movement of its inhabitants. Visitors to Fabrica will be given the opportunity to take a GPS-enabled mobile phone with them to track their journeys through the city centre. these walks around the city will result in individual GPS 'drawings' of the visitor's movements that are projected live in the gallery to disclose aspects of the city unknown to the artists. Each individual route will then be sewn into a hanging canvas to form an evolving tapestry that reveals a sense of place and interconnection.

Over the past four years Jen Hamilton (Canada) and Jen Southern (UK) have been using Satellite Navigation technology to explore urban environments. Data generated from the walking routes they invite people to take are often processed in their installations to create collaborative and personalised maps. Two recent projects: Distance Made Good: Flow Lines (Morecambe and Lancaster, 2004) and Satellite Bureau (Cardiff, 2005) each involved people in making new maps of their locality determined not by formal topographical or geopolitical conventions, but by their own choice of journey."

"Running Stitch sews together our routes to work to the sea, and our walks for exercise or shopping with the meandering and more personal journeys we might take within the fabric of the city."

at Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG
tel/fax [01273]778646
opening times
Wed Sat 11.30am - 5.30pm
Sun 2pm - 5pm. Closed Mon and Tues

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