Working day 21st july

July 21, 2008 by

The 9 prints just after painting.

Esther is sweeping clean the floor after just another test run.

The lovely robot working.

Uploading GPS-tracks.

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Preparing and installing

July 20, 2008 by

Today we installed our temporary studio in De Bewaerschole and prepared the working area.

print_test_ready

print_test_ready

The two test-monoprints we made this evening.

We ware special masks as a protection against the spray paint.

spray_box

spray_box

The 2-d version of the spray-box we use to protect the floor.

Pooring the dry sand into the sieve.

drying_sand

drying_sand

We used some force, the stove, to dry the sand.

Marinus van Dijke form the Bewaerschole visits our workplace.

preparations1

preparations1

Almost ready to start.

installing_studio

installing_studio

We managed to create a great studio in the Bewaerschole.

arrival in Burgh Haemstede

July 19, 2008 by

Today we arrived in Burgh Haemstede. We did unpack. The sand, fresh from the shop needs to be spread out to dry. When all was done and set we ate in front of the Bewaerschole.

One track two times

July 14, 2008 by

To look at your own or to other peoples tracks

July 13, 2008 by

Hereby a reaction to Asta, one of the contributers to the Synapse-list and her question about the farmers engagement the project:

“Esther Polak’s farmer-tourist project is fascinating. The engagement of the farmer community is also very interesting and like Simeon pointed out I’m curious on what level they engage.”

my answer:
This is an important question: the motivation for continuing to work with GPS visualization for me lays in the fact that by designing a special visualization and context, I can evoke different kinds of interactions or engagements between people and GPS tracks. In the case of the Souvenir project the interaction is more intended to be between the local tourists and the visualization than on the farmers and their own tracks. The track we use is as said that of a crop farmer on the field, and during one week we will make rather abstract monoprints of that track, and fill the exhibition space all over. The space again becomes a landscape, in which the visitor can dwell and make his/her pick: for that reason we make a lot of prints and have them all for sale. This also has to do with the fact that this track is rather abstract, an visible in the real world as well as tractor-marks in the field, so there is not a real privacy issue for a change. Read the rest of this entry »