Michelle Teran takes part in "Tracing Mobility" in Berlin
Research Fellow Michelle Teran is taking part in the "Tracing Mobility" exhibition from 24 November to 12 December, 2011. The exhibition is taking place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
"Tracing Mobility" investigates the shifting relationship between global and individual mobility. The artists use not just installations, videos, sculptures, performances and paintings, but also I-phone apps, maps and collaborative open-source projects to develop their own approach to positioning themselves within this dynamic topography. A symposium and the "Tracing Mobility Open Platform" offer an opportunity to explore in greater detail the issues and questions surrounding our changing sense of space.
With contributions by
Frank Abbott, Aram Bartholl, Neal Beggs, Heath Bunting, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Miles Chalcraft, Simon Faithfull, Yolande Harris, Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser, Landon Mackenzie, Open-Sailing, plan b, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum, Gordan Savicic, Mark Selby, Michelle Teran.
For her contribution Michelle Teran has developed the performance/installation "Folgen".
"Folgen" maps out a media landscape of the city of Berlin formed from events and places captured and explored through amateur online video. A large surface, populated with drawings, photographs, text and documentation from video archives piled up, becomes a physical environment for the re-playing of personal histories.
The artist has mined personal archives of different people living in the city, who post and geo-tag videos online. Videos show self-representative acts, performances and depictions of the everyday, which form a relation together with the city spaces where they occur. The artist uses the geographic locations encoded in the videos as waypoints to traverse an unofficial, unintentional map of Berlin. The city is inhabited and experienced by stepping into somebody else's shoes. A multi-threaded non-linear narrative emerges as paths intertwine, overlapping events occur including the artist's own histories and experiences. The artist finds herself in an ambiguous role between stalker, journalist, anthropologist and guardian angel.
During the first week of "Tracing Mobility" Michelle Teran will perform parts of the archive as a lecture, each day at 6pm, and at unannounced parts of the day.