From the 3rd to the 5th of July, I will be exploring the fabric of the
city, in a series of journeys determined by chance, and the U-Bahn network.
Travelling without the aid of a map or guidebook, I will be seeking to
discover forgotten, leftover and void spaces in the city fabric. I will
respond to each location in an individual way, leaving traces/markers
or artworks, slogans and the like or simply recording the place and moving
on. The entire process will be documented in a variety of media.
This project proposes a piece of urban archaeology in which art becomes
a motive [but not a destination] for travelling around the city of Frankfurt.
Aesthetically, it aims for an engagement of solidarity with the banal
and overlooked sites that are to be found in every metropolis, and to
position those places as political: symbolic of the cultural and social
upheaval that is hidden on the fringes of every prosperous
centre of power.
HOW TO LOCATE
The fieldwork - by chance.
Details of any findings/alterations to city locations will be provided
at the Free Manifesta
A limited number of packs with full documentation, and a series of accessories
for 'playing the game' will be available from the HQ towards the end of
Full details may appear on the web in due course - email me for more details.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in 1978, I have lived in Edinburgh,
Scotland, since 1996.
My work is concerned with the relationship
between space and ideas. I am particularly interested in urban and political
futures, radical worldviews and utopias, and the spaces and rituals of
religion. I work in a broad range of materials, from cardboard to concrete,
installation to video.
Past projects have included the VIDE EN VILLE partnership, Edinburgh 1999-2001
and the EXHIBIT A installation, in Aberdeen, August 2001.
Current projects include a video collaboration with a contemporary classical
composer, development of a text/soundscape web project, and a piece of
research/community action concerning the use of shared public space in
ADDITIONS: er... void, urbanism, politics, desire, poetry, utopia, revolution