Art of the Map: Connecting us to our World

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  1. 1. THE ART OF MAPPINGConnecting Us to our World
  2. 2. Hello.
  3. 3. Kerry Smith: How to be anExplorer
  4. 4. Maps are sense-making machines They are the graphic representation of placesand experiences real, imagined, or ignored.Maps tell visual stories revealing patterns andmeanings. There is beauty in the order ofinformation.
  5. 5. Artist self:
  6. 6. ThicklessMaking Room at 224 Wallace, Toronto
  7. 7. Map of Venice-Colour MemoryMap of Venice Italy using colors from memory of places and
  8. 8. Map from MemorySycamore, DeleonWhite Gallery Toronto
  9. 9. InstallationsSimone Interiors, Toronto Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  10. 10. Floorworks/Relative Space, TorontoInstallations
  11. 11. Educator self:
  12. 12. Artist Educator Workshops Withrow Jr. Public School, Toronto, Canada Karen Kain School of theArts, Toronto, Canada Whitechapel Gallery, London UK Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC andPS102Q, PS 157, PS 243 Wave Hill, Bronx, NY DIA Chelsea, NYC and School of the PhysicalCity United Nations School NYC
  13. 13. Janet Cohen/DIA ChelseaSchool for the Physical City, NYC, grades 9-12
  14. 14. Mapping the BronxPS157/Grade 5/ Bronx, NY, Whitney Museum
  15. 15. Mapping WithrowMapping Project, WithrowSchool, Grade 5
  16. 16. Mapping Withrow 3-DMapping Project, Withrow School Grade 5
  17. 17. Mapping EtobicokeKaren Kain School of the Arts/Art on theMove/Autoshare/Toronto
  18. 18. Why Mapping?Deleuze and GuattariIn 1987, French philosophers Gilles Deleuze andFelix Guattari:The map is open and connectable in all of itsdimensions; it isdetachable, reversible, susceptible to constantmodification. It can be torn, reversed, adapted toany kind of mounting, reworked by anindividual, group, or social formation. It can bedrawn on a wall, conceived of as a work ofart, constructed as a political action or as ameditation
  19. 19. Goals of project: Gain an understanding of maps and mappingconventions Learn about the different kinds of maps thatwe use and the kinds of information theycommunicate Learn about what mapping teaches us aboutour community, environment, and ourselves Learn about how artists use maps in theirwork or, as inspiration for their work Create a descriptive map that is also a workof art, visually compelling, interesting
  20. 20. Some ideas for maps:People Mapping: Create a color-coded map of the position of other people inrelation to you on your route.Paint chip map: Create a map using paint chips to represent the colors on yourmapFound Paint Map: Create a map using as many things as you can to makepigment adding water if necessary such as crushed berries, flowers, dirt, spices.Mark the location where you found each item on your map.-Invisible City: Create a map of your day that is fantasy or altered from reality insome or all ways.3-D Map: Create a 3-D Map of your walk using recycled materialsTraditional Map: make a map of your day measuring distances, building akey, highlighting and naming streetsFavorite place map: Make a map of your favorite places in the neighborhood.Micromap- Create a very small map of the smallest things on your way to schoolFreestyle Map: Make up your own method for creating a map. Includemethodology and key to map with or on your map.Word map or concrete poem: Make a map using words to represent places oryour feelings about those places.
  21. 21. Pre-Visit Worksheet
  22. 22. When did you last use a map? What did you use it for? What do maps tell us? Maps-Art or Science?Conversation Starters
  23. 23. Warm ups Map inspired Name Tag (5-10 minutes) Word Map (5-10 minutes)Close your eyes and think of the word "map".Write down all of the words that come to mind.
  24. 24. Can maps be art? Why do we make maps? What kind of information can theycommunicate? How do they communicate information? What tools do cartographers use?
  25. 25. What are maps?
  26. 26. Map, Origins of People in Ontarioand Western Quebec
  27. 27. Legend of Ethic Map of Ontario andWestern Quebec
  28. 28. How Toronto gets around:
  29. 29. Google Earth
  30. 30. Geotagged Commuters inChicago
  31. 31. John Fulford, The Walk to SouthSchool 1968-71
  32. 32. Visualization of Inuit Geneology
  33. 33. We are the original owners of this country. Our land was stolen from us by the Euro-American invaders . . . I cant say strongly enough that my maps are about stolenlands, our very heritage, our cultures, our worldview, our being . . . Every map is apolitical map and tells a story---that we are alive everywhere across this nation . . .Smith, Postmodern Messenger, Exhibition Catalogue, 2004
  34. 34. Places I have not been (NorthAmerica) by Evan Drolet Cook
  35. 35. Map of My Day, Sarah Fanelli
  36. 36. Al-Idrisi
  37. 37. Cut maps by Chris Kenny
  38. 38. L.A.S.F.#1, 2003 by Ed Ruscha
  39. 39. Kate McLean: Sensory Maps
  40. 40. xxxv places the birds gather in thesecond week of february
  41. 41. Map quilt unidentified artistpossibly Virginia 1880s
  42. 42. Alighiero e Boetti Mappa
  43. 43. Tactile Maps by Emily Fischer
  44. 44. Imaginary CitiesCodes - Imaginary maps of nonexistent cities by federico cortese
  45. 45. Mapping with words
  46. 46. Lego Prints to build a city
  47. 47. 3D Paper Ideas
  48. 48. Fill in the Maps
  49. 49. Epic Maps
  50. 50. Nature Scavenger Hunt andMapping
  51. 51. PLAY THE WALKIf cities are made up of paths, blocks, trees and tunnels, then buildings are itsflesh and their materiality form the millions of square feet of its skin. Our skin isthe largest of our organs, bearing the responsibility of holding our bodytogether as well as letting things in and out. So do buildings envelops, so goahead and feel your city.
  52. 52. PLAY THE WALK: PLAYADAYWhen walking down the street stretch yourarm, open the palm of your hand andextend the tip of you fingers and feel theboundaries of your city: thewalls, fences, glass barriers and hedges.
  54. 54. Resources
  55. 55. web: www.lunule.cometsy: @lunuletumblr: lunuleblog.tumblr.comjoinartclub.tumblr.comtapeartmovement.tumblr.comblog : lunule.blogspot.comemail : susan@lunule.comlinkedin: in touch.


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