CADAVRE EXQUIS CARTOGRAPHY (C.E.C.)
An urban game & mapping exercise
Friday 29 June 2007 from 6.30pm onwards
Outside Bank Tube station. Take the 'Cornhill North' exit and meet us on the square outside the Royal Exchange, corner of Threadneedle St. and Cornhill.
The walks will be followed by two short talks at the public
works studio at 8pm by
Dr Maria Kaika of Oxford University on the continuously changing development of the City of London.
Julie Myers will present - To travel Somewhere - a mobile phone/mapping project developed from a series of walks in San Francisco, USA, Cambridge, UK and Helsinki, FIN
CADAVRE EXQUIS CARTOGRAPHY prompts people to explore and collect ground-level images of the City.
The game is played in pairs sharing one digital camera with display screen.
Player 1 starts by taking a picture with a designated building or object in the frame as well as a second object/building of any kind. After handing over the camera to player 2, both leave the first photographed object behind, moving towards the second element of the shot. Player 2 now takes a picture with this building/object in the frame, but again with something else in the background or foreground, which will be the linking element in the next image. The camera is then handed over to player 1, who takes the next photo of the series.
THE AIM OF THE GAME IS TO COVER AS MUCH GROUND AS YOU CAN.
1. A team is only allowed 30 shots and 1 camera per walk,
so SHOOT CAREFULLY!
2. Images have to overlap physically and can only be of ground level building or object,
so DONâ€™T SHOOT IN THE AIR!
3. Only take images of objects/buildings in front of the team
so SHOOT FORWARD!
All images will be assembled online and will allow visitors to wander through the City from behind their computer.
JOIN THE MAPPING!
Come to Bank junction on Friday 29 June at 6.30pm and bring:
-a digital camera with its download equipment (Cables!), so we can download the images after the walk at Public Works.
no worries, you will recognise usâ€¦
Following the walks there will be two short presentations at Public Works studio
By Dr Maria Kaika of Oxford University on the continuously changing development of the City of London.
Julie Myers will present - To travel Somewhere - a mobile phone/mapping project developed from a series of walks in San Francisco, USA, Cambridge, UK and Helsinki, FIN.
Julie Myers is an artist whoâ€™s practice is informed by social encounter and intervention. Her work investigate memory, gesture and narrative in relation to physical environment. Sometimes recording just a brief moment captured between strangers and at other times building sustained relationship with multiple participants over a sustained period of time. She uses film/video, mobile technologies and database formats to document and present material that exists both on the web and in site specific or exhibition space.
Julie is a senor lecturer at Middlesex and Kingston Universities and lives in London. She has exhibited and screened work extensively receiving a number of awards including an AHRB research award and an Erasmus Scholarship. Previous work has been commissioned by The Arts Council of England, NESTA, The BFI, The Institute of Contemporary Art, BAA and the National Portrait Gallery. Julie has recently completed a placement at Adobe in San Francisco as part of the ACE interact program.
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