Thursday, February 28, 2008

Public Space & Experimental Geography

Creative Time Presents: Interrogating Public Space

Interrogating Public Space is an ongoing series of interviews by Creative Time Curator Nato Thompson with artists, theorists, policy makers, and community organizers about the issues surrounding public space. These questions serve to complicate and broaden the notion of what constitutes a public practice and what mechanisms are available to increase social justice. As the study of space has grown to include multiple discourses, this investigation anticipates finding connecting issues that bring together disparate forms of analysis—from public housing to theme parks to public art to community organizing to interventions.

Ava Bromberg, February 2008

Fritz Haeg, July 2007

Experimental Geography: Interview with Nato Thompson (Lauren Cornell)

The term "Experimental Geography" was coined by artist Trevor Paglen in 2002 and has become an umbrella term for a diverse and quickly multiplying range of art practices. Fittingly, Experimental Geography was selected as the title for a new exhibition, curated by Nato Thompson, that explores "the distinctions between geographical study and artistic experience of the earth, as well as the juncture where the two realms collide (and possibly make a new field altogether)." The traveling show, supported by the organization Independent Curators International, features an international group of artists, all of whom have made important strides in this new field.

You Are Here

A two-day conference featuring contemporary artists and researchers working with mapping and tactical media

November 30 - December 1, 2007, Houston, Texas

Performances and lectures by Center for Land Use Interpretation, Matt McCormick, Institute for Applied Autonomy and Nato Thompson.

You Are Here- Nato Thompson from bree edwards on Vimeo.