December 2009 Jan 2010 Platform Artist Space
December 2009 Jan 2010 Platform Artist Space
An Installation & Symposium: 25th Sept to the 4th Oct 2009
Head Quarters became The Mapping Room as part of The Melbourne Fringe Festival 2009. The Mapping Room charted both the concrete and the fleeting using live art, SMS, drawing, video and a lecture series to explore notions of scale, temporality and human geography.Head Quarters was divided into cartographic sections with each section being inhabited by a different artists or company including: En Route by bettybooke, Take Off Your Skin (TOYS) by WELL, Emma Rochester, Robbie Dixon, Kelly Ryall, Analogue Art Map, Lara Thoms, Deadpan and more.
On the 19th of June Analogue Art Map presented a mapping work as part of the exhibition Pro -Tribute at Darwin's 24HR Art – Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art.
Curated by Hugh Davies, Pro -Tribute presents a series of artists from Australia and Asia whose practice requires active participation from the audience for the works to be fully realised. Pro – Tribute includes work from Pip Shea, Lynn Lu, Analogue Art Map, Unreasonable Adults, Kerrie-Dee Johns and Jon Tjhia.
The collaborative installation Map Me took place in the foyer of the Alice Springs Convention Centre throughout Art at the Heart Conference in October 2008.
Delegates and visitors are invited to bring a picture or a business card to the conference to stick on the wall and connect their presence to the people they know. As the exhibition and the conference progresses, the walls will be filled with representations of individuals while the room comes to life with threads of connections. Thanks to everyone who took part. Special thanks to to Nicky Schonkala, Kieren Sanderson, Andrew Moynihan and James Spiers.
Stranger of the Month included works by select artists whose practice involves intervention in public space: Rebecca Cannon, Panther, Nathalie Quagliotto, Jason Maling, Lucas Ilhein and Analogue Art Map.
September 2007 saw Map Me presented at The Change you Want To See, Havemeyer Street Brooklyn during the Conflux Psychogeography festival. Analogue Art Map had generous assistance installing the work from Vandana, Mike, Conflux and the Change you Want To See.
A special shout out to Frauke Foto, aka Frauke Behrend who took many of these classy snaps and even wrote up Map Me in Conflux 07 on her blog: http://mobilesound.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/conflux-2007-map-me-by-hugh-davies/
We were happy to be recognisied as having inspired an unplugged social networking activity that Frauke was involved with at Media and Film Studies at Sussex University.
For the first time Analogue Art Map promoted the event via Facebook. While the founding notion of Analogue Art Map is to recreate digital tendencies and technologies using non-digital media, some digital tools for marketing and comparison are useful.
Photo by drayton in brooklyn
Connections between people are like invisible lines in the air and Analogue Art Map's project "Map Me" makes these social and professional bonds materialise by bringing the act of networking in to the visible world.
During the 2006 SALA Festival, Hugh Davies working with Analogue Art Map presented Map Me; a network mapping exhibition at the Grace Emily Hotel and Gallery in Adelaide, South Australia.
Visitors to the exhibition were invited to pin a note, a drawing, a business card or anything else representing themselves to the gallery wall. Using wool provided, visitors were then asked to "hyperlink" themselves to other visitors present on the wall that they new. If you did not know anyone, you were encouraged to meet someone in the Gallery or at the bar new to link up to.
Like much of Analogue Art Maps work, Map Me allows the audience to be the primary creators of the art by allowing them to express themselves in a creativly safe and fun environment.
Referenceing social networking web sites such as myspace.com and friendster.com, Map Me playfully adresses social mapping in digital cultures. In keeping with the Analogue Art Map manifesto, the work uses entirely lofi material such as wool, paper and cardboard, materials that the group believes when used correctly, can explain the most complicated digital concepts.
Over the course of the 2 week exhibition many Adelaideans visited the Grace Emily and contributed to the work adding themselves as nodes to the knitted database of the room. By the end of the exhibition period, the gallery had become so filled with wool representing the social connections between the visitors that the room was almost impossible to enter.
Analogue Art Map would like to thank all thise who attended for creating this work and for helping to map Adelaides social networks.