are you from?
Canada Council Media Arts Research Grant
New Forms Festival 2004
Vancouver, BC, Canada
October 14 - 16
Project in progress
are you from?"
is a Performance in Public Space and Live Webcast.
project investigates networked interactions in physical and virtual
environments. Transnational stories about a "better life"
are broadcast Live on the Internet.
project explores the public sphere and how broadband technology
using the IP protocol within artistic practice, can create a collective
time in the present throughout distributed communities.
2005 - Production phase (conducting the event)
- 04 - Pre-production phase (planning the event)
- Research phase (fact gathering about the total environment under
research. This phase is complete thanks to a 2002 Canada Council
Media Arts Research Grant)
nomadic experience serves as inspiration for "Where are you from?" having
lived in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, France, Canada and the United
States. "Where are you from?" moves from personal geography
to broader cultural scapes. It aims to map the complex configurations
of people's quest for a "better life", as a result of information
gathered during chance encounters in several world cities.
this end, I propose to create dialogical situations in a nomadic structure
in public spaces (parks and plazas) to electronically gather and disseminate
conversations with strangers, transients and migrants. An Internet chat-room
will act as another point of assembly.
images © Pat Badani 1990-2004