If an immanent shift east in the mind is a metaphorical necessity in the trade of mapping, our communication game plays with the loosening of binary geographies, to visualise and make material a networked space. We have in a sense termed ourselves with a double archaism. We may live in literal easts but in opposite to what west? There are many Wests and aspiring Wests, so where is left after a homogenised West envelopes pockets of East? As the home pages to surf to merge into an infinite network of shallow, penetrable surfaces which break into world upon world, surfing with a beginning and end, with a shore to crash back to, is no longer. A reality in its former sense cannot be recognised and distinct locations become difficult to comprehend.
We venture forth to reclaim our territory. We have begun to build a meta building of spaces, a 3D model of the different turfs we inhabit, which will include our own homes, art spaces and non art spaces, the public and the private. From a real space (‘real’ meaning able to be touched by our bodies) a virtual model will be made. This will be shared via the network and in this virtual space someone else will make a virtual intervention remotely. The person who has made the virtual model will then be required to make the virtual intervention by another physical in real space. The physical intervention will be documented and shared in the network, made available in the virtual realm. This invasion into another’s space is collusive, it will be received with humility and given with respect.
After each event the model will be added to. A virtual building which reflects the spaces we are subject to, a chronological growth without geographical limitation. A growing ruin, each space becoming derelict by its virtual representation. Through a process of selective harvesting, the places we choose could be anywhere but not anything. But in this we create a narrative which follows our own collaborations. The peculiarity of location is paid attention to and information extracted and reproduced. It is only the core that floats.
From now we will be leading up to a presentation for Galerija Galzenica, Zagreb in November 2012. Glasgow will be an area of focus in the first quarter of 2012. In collaboration with The Mutual we will embark on a search for a space for a new franchise outlet.