Javier Calvo (Costa Rica), Solo Yo, 2012 Video-performance
  • Exhibition

Mapping the Cartographic

  • Conceptual Art
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
Image: Javier Calvo (Costa Rica), Solo Yo, 2012 Video-performance

Contemporary Approaches to Planetarization

The consolidation of mapping since the 16th century resulting from the era of European imperialism and the use of one-point perspectives turned space into an element to be measured and rendered mathematically. This paradigm has become so ubiquitous that we think of it as natural and universal. Since the publication of the Earth’s famous satellite image, contemporary art has engaged in a view of the planet, especially as the natural environment has become a manifestation of a planetary network typical for globalisation discourses and sensibilities.

After William John Thomas Mitchel’s critical observations on images, we are more so than ever, aware of the way in which the Earth is being treated as an image, for as the author explains, the world itself has become one. So much so that to enter a space today is like entering a virtual picture, where the subject is only but a character in a preconceived image or stage. To this, Jussi Parikks suggested that “Our relations with the earth are mediated through technologies and techniques of visualisation, signification, calculation, mapping, prediction, simulation, and so forth: it is through and in media that we grasp earth as an object for cognitive, practical, and affective relations.” This inquiry on the cartographic, therefore, seeks to counter the sense of “real” space that is shaped and defined by algorithmic representations through google maps, satellite imaging, and other digital manifestations, as these add to the large repertoire of representations of the natural. More specifically, we are calling for artistic projects that subvert conventional cartographic representations by proposing other relationships to the natural space.

 

Invitation:

We invite artists to propose and submit works of art, and anyone interested to actively participate in the discussion in group chat with Collective Rewilding and the community.

The open call looks for artistic projects that subvert conventional cartographic representations by proposing other relationships to space. Project/people interested in critically dealing with the following questions:

How are digital artistic practices also contributing to a technologically mediated relationship with the natural?

How can artistic projects underscore the technification of the natural and its rendition as real?

Who is doing the mapping, why, and for what purpose?

What kind of new or critical knowledge is produced through contemporary map-making practices?

What kind of ideologies or political orientations are contemporary cartographic representations underscoring? What are the political/ethical/social implications of these representations?

What is the relationship between these ubiquitous conventions of planetary territorialities with the contemporary subject?

Timeline for the Open Call:  15.10.-31.12.2020

Outcome: The exhibition “On Cartography” will be held in Winter 2022 in a location to be revealed.

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Contemporary Approaches to Planetarization

The consolidation of mapping since the 16th century resulting from the era of European imperialism and the use of one-point perspectives turned space into an element to be measured and rendered mathematically. This paradigm has become so ubiquitous that we think of it as natural and universal. Since the publication of the Earth’s famous satellite image, contemporary art has engaged in a view of the planet, especially as the natural environment has become a manifestation of a planetary network typical for globalisation discourses and sensibilities.

After William John Thomas Mitchel’s critical observations on images, we are more so than ever, aware of the way in which the Earth is being treated as an image, for as the author explains, the world itself has become one. So much so that to enter a space today is like entering a virtual picture, where the subject is only but a character in a preconceived image or stage. To this, Jussi Parikks suggested that “Our relations with the earth are mediated through technologies and techniques of visualisation, signification, calculation, mapping, prediction, simulation, and so forth: it is through and in media that we grasp earth as an object for cognitive, practical, and affective relations.” This inquiry on the cartographic, therefore, seeks to counter the sense of “real” space that is shaped and defined by algorithmic representations through google maps, satellite imaging, and other digital manifestations, as these add to the large repertoire of representations of the natural. More specifically, we are calling for artistic projects that subvert conventional cartographic representations by proposing other relationships to the natural space.

 

Invitation:

We invite artists to propose and submit works of art, and anyone interested to actively participate in the discussion in group chat with Collective Rewilding and the community.

The open call looks for artistic projects that subvert conventional cartographic representations by proposing other relationships to space. Project/people interested in critically dealing with the following questions:

How are digital artistic practices also contributing to a technologically mediated relationship with the natural?

How can artistic projects underscore the technification of the natural and its rendition as real?

Who is doing the mapping, why, and for what purpose?

What kind of new or critical knowledge is produced through contemporary map-making practices?

What kind of ideologies or political orientations are contemporary cartographic representations underscoring? What are the political/ethical/social implications of these representations?

What is the relationship between these ubiquitous conventions of planetary territorialities with the contemporary subject?

Timeline for the Open Call:  15.10.-31.12.2020

Outcome: The exhibition “On Cartography” will be held in Winter 2022 in a location to be revealed.

Submissions

Zoom Out Zoom In Stay Inbetween
  • Installation
  • Sound
  • Video

Zoom Out Zoom In Stay Inbetween

Thea Josepha Konatsu Drechsler

GEOGRAFIAS PARA ALMAS INQUIETAS
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

GEOGRAFIAS PARA ALMAS INQUIETAS

Alessio

Instead…of Arctic Shelves and Melting Futures
  • Foto
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

Instead…of Arctic Shelves and Melting Futures

Paula König

Under Soil Mapping
  • Installation

Under Soil Mapping

Theo Guicheron-Lopez

Imaginary Urbanism
  • Sound

Imaginary Urbanism

alessio

paZagem (“paZage”)
  • Installation
  • Video

paZagem (“paZage”)

Jan M.O.

Tierras Continuas
  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media

Tierras Continuas

maría garcía ibáñez

Trace 22
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media

Trace 22

Iacopo Cecchi

Tension Lines
  • Drawing
  • Foto
  • Mixed Media

Tension Lines

Erjon Nazeraj

1-The weft of the world–Peace – 2–Weaving to fix (me) N°11 – 3-Change/Repair–Equality
  • Mixed Media

1-The weft of the world–Peace – 2–Weaving to fix (me) N°11 – 3-Change/Repair–Equality

Aurélia Cerulei

Maps of absences
  • Foto
  • Video

Maps of absences

Mariana Fonseca Machado

[Your coordinates could not be located]
  • Sound

[Your coordinates could not be located]

Claire August

pik, peak, pique, pic, pike
  • Foto
  • Installation
  • Video

pik, peak, pique, pic, pike

MC Krell

Escrita ambulatória
  • Text
  • Video

Escrita ambulatória

Marcelo Vinci

Reflections of a World in Which We are Foreigners
  • Painting

Reflections of a World in Which We are Foreigners

Nina de Souza-Lima

Writing Maps
  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Text

Writing Maps

Louisa Stylianides

vivemos em tempos espaciais?
  • Video

vivemos em tempos espaciais?

ana peixe

What’s Your Type: Peirce Quincuncial or Gall-Peters?
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting

What’s Your Type: Peirce Quincuncial or Gall-Peters?

Lisa R. Nelson

Piri Reis Maps
  • Foto
  • Installation

Piri Reis Maps

Sarp Kerem Yavuz

“Danki di mundo ta pishi di yewa” series ( No good deed goes unpunished series)
  • Foto
  • Installation
  • Video

“Danki di mundo ta pishi di yewa” series ( No good deed goes unpunished series)

Alydia Wever

Querido Diário (Dear Diary)
  • Digital art
  • Post internet
  • Video

Querido Diário (Dear Diary)

Nicole Kouts

Matão/ Possibilities in a hybrid world
  • Digital art
  • Foto
  • Post internet

Matão/ Possibilities in a hybrid world

Carla Linhares

Latitude Longitude
  • Digital art
  • Mixed Media
  • Post internet

Latitude Longitude

Claudia Lira

zu viele städte zur auswahl
  • Sound
  • Text
  • Video

zu viele städte zur auswahl

Katia Sophia Ditzler

antennabodies
  • Design
  • Digital art
  • Mixed Media

antennabodies

Thiago Hersan

0° N, 0° E
  • Installation
  • Post internet
  • Video

0° N, 0° E

Deborah Mora

Darkness was here yesterday (after Conrad)
  • Video

Darkness was here yesterday (after Conrad)

Pauline Batista

Irrlicht
  • Foto

Irrlicht

forschungsgruppe kunst

mind the gap
  • Foto
  • Installation
  • Video

mind the gap

Kristina Lenz

The Horizons of borders
  • Drawing

The Horizons of borders

Iga Martin

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