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Image: performance 'On Exactitude in Mapping'. Workshop participants visualise their individual ways to the workshop venue with threads.

map me if you will
Pixelache 2011, March 10 - 13, Helsinki, Finland

In contrast to the conventional understanding of mapping the ‘map me if you will’ programme explores a broader meaning of mapping as a practice applied not only to space but also to the social body. The program emanates from the idea that the collection and visualisation of data should not be left to the power of corporations and governments, but as a collective act can empower the individual as well as the community. In this sense the title of the program is to be understood as an invitation to participate in bottom-up, networked efforts to research the vital connections and processes upon which our economic, social and ecological reality is built.

The program is comprised of a one-day a symposium, a workshop and a production residency by Christian Nold that continues after Pixelache 2011.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
10.00 - 18.00 h

A one-day open think-tank on mapping as artistic practice, targeted to artists, curators and people with a background in technology or science. In the morning, Christian Nold, Wouter Van den Broeck, Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum will give inside into their individual approaches to mapping. The afternoon is devoted to working in smaller work-groups on subjects such as the cultural and artistic relevance of mapping, the re-appropriation of technological systems for mapping, the relation between the constructed map and real space, and the ethical implications of mapping.
The workshop aims at providing a solid knowledge of mapping in the art context through critical reflection, hands-on experience and collaborative exercise. In addition, participants are invited to put their own mapping projects up to discussion. Thus the workshop may generate ideas for new projects, improve existing concepts and result in new collaborations.

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