[artinfo] Wiretap Carte Blanche (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 10:15:46 +0200
From: V2_Organisation <v2@v2.nl>
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Subject: Wiretap Carte Blanche

Wiretap 7.08: Carte Blanche

Thursday 30th August, 20.30 h, doors open 20.00 h, location V2_,
Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, entrance fl. 10,-

Work-in-progress exhibition
Thursday 30th Augustus - Sunday 2nd September 2001, Thu - Sat 12.00 - 18.00
h, Sun 12.00 - 17.00 h, location: V2_, free entrance

Maps appear in many guises and forms, conveying various messages and
agendas. Cartography has always played a role in the representation of
spatial and political reality. Thus besides being a navigational aid, a map
is also an ideological tool.

In a society where our worldview is continuously changing due to rapid
technological developments and the effects of globalisation, the static
maps of yore, which feign the semblance of stability and immutability, are
outmoded. New technologies provide us with 3D maps, dynamic maps with
automatic update functions, animated and interactive maps which chart
variable processes and complex relations.

The digitalisation of cartography has had to its effect that the
visualisations of data are far from dry snapshots of reality. Maps are
increasingly playing a more directive role in the representation, but also
in the active shaping of reality. Moreover, maps plot their own realities
and cross the lines between information carrying and information shaping.

Reality is in the eye of the map maker? Wiretap 7.08 maps out the blanks
with pressing critical questions.

Martin Dodge (GB)
Is a computer technician, researcher and part-time Ph.D. student at the
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London.
Currently he is working on temporary secondment with Peacock Maps in
Washington DC. His background is in social geography and geographical
information systems. His Ph.D. research is on the geographical analysis of
the Internet and mapping cyberspace. He directs the Cyber-Geography
Research project.  He is together with Rob Kitchin author of Mapping
Cyberspace (2000) en Atlas of Cyberspace (2001).

Michael Pinsky (GB)
Graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1995. His work explores
relationships between architectural spaces and perceptions of time. His
most recent projects include; 'Transparent Room', a site-specific video
installation which was shown at a number of venues including Leeds City Art
Gallery and Watershed, Bristol, and 'Overload' an installation first
exhibited in Weimar, Germany and developed during residencies at the
Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Germany and the Ecole d'Art
d'Aix-En Provence, France. His work has been featured by publications such
as The Guardian and Creative Camera. He is currently developing his latest
project =91In Transit=92 as EMARE artist in residence at the V2_Lab.

STEALTH group (NL)
Ana Dzokic
Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture Belgrade, Yugoslavia where she
initiated in 1996 Projekt X, a large international cultural event. In 2000
she received her Masters at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. She is
co-founder of research and design practice, STEALTH group from Rotterdam.
Marc Neelen
Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Delft, The Netherlands. In
1998 he established his practice for architecture and media that evolved
into STEALTH group, based in Rotterdam. He is working as an editor of
ArchiNed (architecture internet organisation of the Netherlands) and
participates in the Smart Architecture network.

Work-in-progress exhibition:
=91In Transit=92  Michael Pinsky
Pinsky creates interactive maps that alter conventional perceptions of
urban time and space. Noting the resultant travel times between urban
locations as a form of plotting device, the maps are then constructed to
show points in time rather than space. They re-organise the city's form,
and our understanding of it, in terms of a temporal as well as geographic

=91Genetics of the Wild City=92  STEALTH Group
In contradistinction with static mapping techniques =91Genetics of the Wild
City=92 presents the development of a set of tools and a specific methodolo=
for the dynamic mapping and visualisation of complex urban processes and
transformations. This project started from the reality of Belgrade, the 2
million inhabitants=92 capital of Yugoslavia  a city that experienced the
abrupt change from a centrally conducted to an atomised growth, steered by
individual needs. The project draws its metaphors and parallels from
studies of genetics and computer viruses.

=91Safetown Project=92 - Laurent Neyssensas & Fr=E9d=E9ric Degouzon
The =91Safetown=92 project is a photographic inquiry in urban space, based =
the colour reduction process of palettes used in computer graphics.
Neyssensas=92 and Degouzon=92s approach consists of applying the technique =
palettes to urban tissue in order to draw a general and systematic vision
of the whole entity, which is designed for interactive electronic broadcast=

Martin Dodge
Michael Pinsky
Laurent Neyssensas & Fr=E9d=E9ric Degouzon

Producer: V2_Organisatie, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam. More info

V2_events are streamed live at www.v2.nl/live

The Wiretap 7 series is supported by Cultural Affairs, City of Rotterdam,
Ministery of OC&W, Luna Internet, Thuiskopie fonds, Rotterdamse Kunststicht=