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_A Cartography of Iconic Memory

A web-based documentary which attempts to recreate a site specific network-based experience in Iceland.

2014 Morgan Rhys Tams
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This work occurs at an intersection of site-specific installation, and web based documentary. Affected by my experiences in a small village in northern Iceland, it is my first foray into a network-based creative practice.

Morgan Rhys TamsA Cartography of Iconic Memory creator

Interested in using technology to bring new life to over-looked spaces, Morgan Rhys Tams created four short, site-specific animation pieces in rural Iceland over the winter of 2014.

By using a smart phone to scan permanently installed QR codes placed around the small fishing village of Skagaströnd, project participants interested in viewing the work must follow a map from one hidden location to another: along gravel streets, through overgrown fields and across rugged coastline in order to engage with the production, resulting in a collaboration between the artist, the viewer, the landscape, and networked data.

The project consists of two components:

1. A series of site specific networked installations in the town of Skagaströnd.

2. A web-based documentary which attempts to recreate the experience for those of us who are unwilling to make the trek to Iceland.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : Canada,Iceland
Year : 2014
Author : Morgan Rhys Tams
Producer : Morgan Rhys Tams,The Aquarian Foundation
Funders AND Incubators : British Columbia Arts Council,Canada Council for the Arts
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