|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 Tams, A 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.