Does the viewing and deployment of traditional art practices within augmented reality locative multimedia applications alter the relationship between creator, viewer and traditional notions of an artistic sense of place?
TRACK is a multimedia/fine arts project which examines the wider implications of disrupting conventional fine art notions of landscape by using pervasive media on location in a particular area loaded with art historical and poetical signifiers. Through art practice and research in local history archives it will examine how the disruption of traditional modes of â€˜confinedâ€™ or â€˜staticâ€™ viewing may subvert or divert traditional fine art practice and historical explication. This will be contrasted with traditional literary conventions of a sense of place.
Drawing on contemporary new media and locative arts practice and theory especially Coyneâ€™s â€˜Tuning of Placeâ€™ (Coyne, order 2010) and Kiellerâ€™s â€˜City of The Futureâ€™ (Kieller BFI, viagra 2008) this paper investigates notions of â€˜english rural idyllâ€™ â€˜mythopoeicâ€™ and â€˜place-mythâ€™ (Shields, 1991) in the creation of a specific Berkshire artistâ€™s retreat (The Blewbury Artists, 1880-1999). It will examine how this may be re-conceived or re-investigated through a pervasive media â€˜lensâ€™. This is a work in progress and conclusions will be gathered from extensive field-testing of devices and further local history archival investigation.
The presentation will deliver findings so far and make tentative conclusions.
Keywords: Place-myth, mythopoeic, artistâ€™s colonies, hand-held devices, pervasive media, place, landscape painting, drawing, land-writing, deep mapping.