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Expanding Tahiti

ice, projected cartography
2011
Artwork by [user-name]
Artwork by [user-name]
Artwork by [user-name]

Expanding Tahiti presents dynamics of permafrost Arctic communities as they develop in an environment under transformation by tropical culture, using ice and experimental cartography based on local data of crime and births.

Perhaps "Tahiti" is the embodiment of what we lust after (e.g. Melville's "Tahiti", and the "Tahiti" of Godard's Pierrot Le Fou, and Laurie Anderson), a false illusion, while the ocean is a vast embodiment of the harsh truth in life, and the frozen poles are the infinite regions where mankind cannot naturally proliferate, where time does not exist for mankind.

The human race has been working to melt the Polar Eternities since we discovered fire. Ice is the boundary between mankind and infinity. The further away we push the Polar Eternities, the more we can expand and proliferate, in hope of reaching "Tahiti". We expand into areas once covered by ice because we can: ice is water, and water supports life.

 

Décharge de Rebut Toxique

JPEG file texture on 938 kb 3D polygon augmentation in Layar proprietary .l3D format for Android and iPhone mobile devices
2011
Décharge de Rebut Toxique
Map of Décharge de Rebut Toxique
Décharge de Rebut Toxique is an augmented reality public art project built for smart phone mobile devices. The public can simply download and launch the Layar Augmented Reality Browser app on their iPhone or Android and aim the devices’ camera at the area around Green Street Station and all other outbound south Orange Line stations. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose computer generated three-dimensional art objects, enabling the public to see the work integrated into the physical location as if it existed in the real world. Instructions:
  1. Download the Layar Augmented Reality browser to your iPhone or Android now http://www.layar.com/
  2. Launch the app and search "COLLISION16" or click http://m.layar.com/open/toxicwaste
La conquête des espaces, Marie Lechner, Libération.
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