Nov 24–Dec 12, 2011

Tracing Mobility

Cartography and Migration in Networked Space

Exhibition, Symposium and Open Platform

Opening: Nov 23, 2011
Wed–Mon 11–19 h
Symposion Nov 26, 11–17 h

Tracing Mobility sets out to examine how electronic networks and mobile media are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance.

The exhibition presents the positions of 16 international artists who trace the shifting terrain of global and local mobility, virtual and material movement. They use varying approaches to pursue the numerous questions of our present's mobility: Where can we escape to when online- and offline worlds converge? What does the movement of a body in a landscape indicate when every point of the earth is within reach through the aid of digital technology? How do mobile devices and media alter our mindset and change our perception of time and space?

By means of installations, videos, performances and paintings, but also in the guise of iPhone Apps, maps and open-source collaborations, we see artists developing strategies in order to position themselves within this dynamic topography and to find possible points of exit.

A Symposium and the Tracing Mobility Open Platform will offer further explorations of these themes via lectures, talks and workshops.

Exhibiting Artists: Frank Abbott (UK), Aram Bartholl (DE), Neal Beggs (UK/FR), Heath Bunting (UK), Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller (CAN), Miles Chalcraft (UK/DE, Simon Faithfull (UK/DE), Yolande Harris (UK/NL), Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser (DE), Landon Mackenzie (CAN), Open_Sailing (FR/JP), plan b (Sophia New & Dan Belasco Rogers) (UK/DE), Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (NL), Gordan Savicic (AT/NL) , Mark Selby (UK), Michelle Teran (CAN/DE)

Symposium Speaker: Heath Bunting (UK), Wolfgang Ernst (DE), Tim Etchells (UK, tbc), Stefan Heidenreich (DE), Landon Mackenzie (CAN), Sadie Plant (UK), Hendrik Speck (DE), Hito Steyerl (DE), Michelle Teran (CAN/DE), Eyal Weizman (UK, tbc), Irit Rogoff (UK, tbc), Hubertus von Amelunxen (DE) (moderator), Stephen Kovats (CAN/DE) (moderator)

About Trampoline Tracing Mobility is a project by Trampoline, agency for Art and Media, founded by artists Anette Schäfer and Miles Chalcraft in 1997. Trampoline is based in Nottingham and runs a second office in Berlin since 2000. The organisation supports and develops artists working at the critical edge of emerging technology and digital culture. Over the last 14 years, Trampoline gained international reputation with its diverse events and programmes, especially with its Radiator Festival: International Festival for Art and Media in Nottingham (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009) and the Radiator Symposium (2005, 2009).
Tracing Mobility Berlin is the final event of a Europe-wide project that encompassed residencies, workshops, events, exhibitions and a symposium. After a series of events in the UK, in Warsaw (PL) and at the Croatian coast, Tracing Mobility Berlin presents the results of this two year long process.

Tracing Mobility is a project by Trampoline - Agency for Art & Media, in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Radiator Festival Nottingham, curated by Miles Chalcraft and Anette Schäfer.


The Project Tracing Mobility ist funded by: