This blog accompanies my research and interest in the city. Although it is public ie online it is really for me to keep my notes and ideas and links to about my interests and my project “The Emergent City”
About The Emergent City:
The increase of technology infrastructure in the daily existence of a city means that technology will, more than ever be everywhere in our environment. Mobile data mining will be part of the fabric of our contemporary global city landscape. We will be carrying this data in pods, phones and ID cards. Everything will be tracked, CCTV, car sensors, tracking inside our phones and ID cards, population movement, tracking in the guise of anti-terror activity. The patterns we make, the forces we weave, are all being networked into retrievable data structures that can be sourced for information.
Analysis of these patterns can disclose new ways of seeing the world and new ways of understanding it. Uses of this information and data, allow rich new interpretations on the way our world is built, used, and designed, now and in the future. The possibility exists to expand our perception of the city as a dynamic network.
Questions and Problems
- Can we consider data (CCTV, traffic, weather, people movement) as a medium for artistic practice?
- How can this information be meaningfully represented as artworks to an audience?
- How can this data be displayed in new and original ways?
- Do the results create new ways of understanding the city space?
My aim is to:- Develop ways to collect, present and interpret data which is embodied in city space, incorporating the findings of my research, and to create audio visual artworks which provide opportunity for new ways of seeing. I will mediate collected data into artworks which respond to the ‘city’ and its concurrent, measurable sensory ‘behaviours’.
Stanza image Sao Paulo.
The outputs from this research are often artworks. Here is a list of works about Cities.
This is a list of links to my online artworks about cities.
I am looking for a curator to make an exhibition of this as well as an exhibition space for an offline show.
Exhibition Title: The Emergent City by Stanza
Control Series, (Paintings ) http://www.stanza.co.uk/art/play.html
New Decayed series. (Paintings) http://www.stanza.co.uk/art/shop/indexdecay.html
Memory Mapping (Drawings). http://stanza.co.uk/memoryweb/index.html
Conundrum. (video) http://stanza.co.uk/conundrum/index.html
Artitexture. (video wall) http://stanza.co.uk/artitexture/artitexture_pages/index.htm
The Central City (website)http://www.thecentralcity.co.uk/
Inner City (Touch Screen) http://www.thecentralcity.co.uk/innercity/index.html
Biocity. (Touch Screen) http://stanza.co.uk/touch/index.html
Photocities (website) http://www.thecentralcity.co.uk/photocity/index.html
Diversity. (Projection) http://stanza.co.uk/diversity/index.htm
Brilliant City film (Plasma) http://stanza.co.uk/cinedata/index.html
*Authenticity (Projected ) http://stanza.co.uk/authenticity/index.html
*Urban Rythms ( plasma) http://www.stanza.co.uk/spain_cctv/index.html
Codified (plasma triptych) http://www.stanza.co.uk/codefied/stanza_f9.htm
Megalopolis (plasma) http://stanza.co.uk/megalopolis_web/index.html
Globals. (Projected). http://stanza.co.uk/global/index.htm
Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. (screens)http://www.stanza.co.uk/chinashanghai/index.html
*Urban Generation , Installation http://stanza.co.uk/urban_tapestry/index.html
*You Are my Subjects http://stanza.co.uk/i_spy/index.htm
*Blue Skies (Small display and prints)http://stanza.co.uk/blue_skies/index.html
*House (Projected) http://stanza.co.uk/house/index.html
*Sensity (Projected and installed) http://stanza.co.uk/sensity/index.html
*Soundcities. Online database…headphones booths to touch screen.http://www.Souncities.com
Soul. (large installation.http://www.stanza.co.uk/soul_globe/index.html
Work that need the involvement of space and community
Publicity( CCTV onto outside) http://stanza.co.uk/publicity/index.html
Public Domain ( Gving CCTV units away) http://stanza.co.uk/publicdomain/index.html
Soundcities. (Online database.) Workshop collecting sounds. The sounds of the city
Sensity (Installed version) http://stanza.co.uk/sensity/index.html
Stars Of CCTV series. Canvas prints
- *Denotes live networked artwork therefore needs internet connection
- Other works can be shown and exhibited locally
- Also available are paintings, prints, drawing of maps, and slides (not online).
What is needed for an offline gallery exhibition are computers, projectors , displays, works printed up framing and electronics. Plus exhibition infrastructure, transport and catalogue.