Posts Tagged: GPS

What Will We Do When the World Ends?

…is the name of the four-day workshop we will run as part of Studium Generale and the Berlin Summer University of the Arts at the UdK. Through discussions, excursions around the city and sessions of different practical exploratory thinking and doing, we will explore the application of ideas about what to do in a society that may change radically during our lifetimes and how it may look.

It will run Friday 23 until Monday 26 June between 10am-5pm at the HybridLab, Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin

Hidden Choreography and The Last Hour in Freiburg

We are excited to present our latest new media work The Hidden Choreography of the Everyday in the cinema room (Schau-Raum) at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg as part of Depot Erbe, an exhibition and performance programme by Anne Kersting. The exhibition runs till 1st May and is open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm.

On the opening night, Saturday 25th March, we have the added challenge and pleasure of performing The Last Hour on the main stage of the Theater Freiburg at 9.30pm

We look forward to seeing you there and please forward to any interested parties.

Hidden Choreography begins in Freiburg

We will be in Freiburg im Breisgau between 23 – 27 January beginning the handing out of GPSs to the public for our new project The Hidden Choreography of Everyday Life (German title: Die Verborgene Cheorgrafie des Alltags). For this Depot Erbe commission, culminating in March at the Museum für Neue Kunst, we are wondering; Are we really free to go where we want? Are our movements very predictable or do they surprise us? When we put them all together, what sort of a portrait do we make of our surroundings? Related to our previous works A Day in the Life – the Walkers of Birmingham and Crossing Paths, this time we will be making more of a cinematic, film outcome which will include other visual and sound material other than the GPS animation (thanks as always to Peter Vasil for his programming skills).

If you have friends, relatives and aquaintances in Freiburg who would be willing to have their daily journeys tracked for a day and see them become part of a film. We will be hanging round the foyer of Theater Freiburg when there are performances all that week or you can drop us an email to make an appointment. The GPSs can also be borrowed over the next month and we will return in February to interview participants.

Performative Artists Talk at Linear Momentum


We will give a performative artists’ talk on Thursday 24th November at 7pm as part of the Linear Momentum group exhibition at the Galerie im Körnerpark in Neukölln (Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin), curated by Conny Becker

We will present our daily practice of recording everywhere we go with GPS and the outcome of this as trace and line. We will also perform an excerpt from Narrating Our Lines, in which we play an animation of journeys from previous years and try to remember the human events behind the abstracted traces. The animation was created for us as open source software by Peter Vasil.

Our engraved acrylic piece All Our Traces in Berlin 2011 and Dan’s Drawing Machine II are also on display as part of the exhibition which runs until January 22nd.

Linear Momentum opening Friday 4th November

We are delighted to be part of Conny Becker’s Linear Momentum group exhibition at the Galerie im Körnerpark in Neukölln, Berlin. The exhibition opens on Friday 4th November from 7pm and will continue until early 2017. We will perform a live version of Narrating our Lines in the gallery on Thursday 24th November at 7pm. Our engraved acrylic piece All Our Traces in Berlin 2011 and Dan’s Drawing Machine II will form part of the exhibition.

Programmer(s) found for fortySomething for steirischer herbst

We are really happy that our long time collaborator, Peter Vasil and a work colleague have agreed to help us develop the smartphone version of fortySomething, the locative media project we made in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of the steirischer herbst festival in Graz, Austria.

This will make it possible to experience the project again from this Autumn onwards, bringing the city alive with the voices of the people who have lived through some of the most controversial, significant and spectacular art works in public space in the streets of Graz since 1967.

Scissor #2: An evening of durational and time-based art

All Our Journeys 2009 - 2013 (Animation detail)

We are very happy to be part of Scissor: An evening of durational and time-based art this Wednesday along with work by the organisers, Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty as well as Jenny Keuter.

We will be presenting the animation of all our GPS traces between 2009 and 2013 using Peter Vasil’s open source application created especially for us.

Scissor is an event series dedicated to presenting contemporary durational and time-based art across all media, organised by Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty.

Belasco & New (plan b)
Jenny Keuter

Scissor #2:
Wednesday, 4th June, 2014, 7pm
Galerie Kungerkiez – Die Nachbarschaftsgalerie
Karl-Kunger-Strasse 15, 12435 Berlin

walks and traces… Off the Map, Salzamt, Linz, opening 2 April

A drawing machine made by dbr as part of his residency at the Salzamt in Linz
Dan’s residency at the Salzamt in Linz ends with the group exhibition walks and traces… Off the Map which opens on Wednesday 2 April at 7pm. Curated by Sibylle Ettengruber, the group show also features work by Regina Jose Galindo, Vera Drebusch, Michael Höpfner, Saša Karalić, Sigrid Krenner and Johanna Serdinschek.

Dan will be showing his latest Drawing Machine, made during the residency as well as nine drawings made with it around the sights of Linz. Alongside these he is showing a redrawing of all of his traces in Linz to date as a work on paper made with Peter Vasil’s drawinglife software.

The exhibition will run at the Salzamt until 16 May. Free Entrance.

The GPShow (working title) at Ausland, Sunday 9th March

visualisation of gps traces by time

This Sunday (9th), we will be presenting the result of our residency at Ausland in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin (Lychener Str. 60) at 5pm. It will be a performance lasting about an hour with a working title of The GPShow.

As some of you know, we have recorded every journey we make outside with a GPS since 2003 (Dan) and 2007 (Soph). For The GPShow, we will concentrate on the last five years, producing new drawings, visualizations and videos while we explore performatively, what it means to get to know the GPS system through a daily practice, what the consequences of this use might be as it is increasingly embedded into the technology we all carry and the systems we rely on and ask what agency we have over the equipment we seemingly own.

Entrance is 3 EUR on the door. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday afternoon.