52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E / 2016 – 2018


52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E /10 lasered gps traces on black mdf /30 x 30 cm /

10 vibration speakers with GPS sound recordings /10 ultrasound sensors / Augsburg LAB 30 / 2018

52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E / Glucksmann Gallery  / Cork 2019

 

52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E / Glucksmann Gallery  / Cork 2019

52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E / Glucksmann Gallery  / Cork 2019

Description:

In the interactive visual/sound installation 52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E  the body in the urban space processes and analyzes the shape sphere of two capitals – Berlin and Warsaw. For several days the GPS application was recording every road traveled by the author of the project, first in Berlin, then in Warsaw, including the car parks and shopping malls as well as other points not always included in regular maps. 14 black MDF boards covered with these roads etched witch laser, illustrates the everyday, individual tracks. Thanks to the tracks, you can see how intricate or simple geometric or chaotic are the routes. You might ask: if the GPS signal weaved in search of a signal? What is the ultimate form of a “personal city” in Berlin and Warsaw – is it similar, or perhaps completely different? The whole route in two cities was copied to the wall of the XS gallery, and fragments of the resulting maps of Warsaw and Berlin can be seen only with a UV flashlight – so in order to see different parts of them, the visitors have to navigate through the gallery space (such as the area of the city). And as it happens with the city – at the end you can only see the path that is right in front of you or behind you – the rest is invisible. The second element of the installation is the sound. 10 vibration speakers attached behind the lasered boards plays the typical GPS commands like : “turn left”, “turn right”, “your destination is on the right”, etc. Every board has a one attributed command. If the visitor comes closer to the board to consider the lasered drawing, the ultrasound sensor react and give a signal to start the record. Because of the number of people and the time of contemplation every time we can hear another sound composition in the space.

 

 

52.2297° N, 21.0122° E // 52.5200° N, 13.4050° E / La Chapelle Sainte-Marthe in Montbron / France /2018

 

 

Sound preview / La Chapelle Sainte-Marthe / Montbron / France / 2018