Michael Mulvihill – The Means and The Measure

The purpose of this workshop is to develop strategies that engage with place and time through investigative research. The starting point for this work will be the use of Google Maps to select a location or a series of location within a three kilometre radius of PSN.

This site(s) may be investigated physically or virtually through drawing, photography, collection material and artefacts, or/and local data and information (local history, tourist information, autobiographical experience, news reports) to develop a representation of place.

The outcome could be drawn, photographic, textual, or sculptural and may take the form of a “Deep Map” a collaged psycho-sensory geographic response to a place, or places.

In order to complete this project you will need access to Google Maps through University ICT, or Smart Phone and/or chosen materials for making art work (pencil paper, note books, camera, found material)

To help visualise the outcome your may find the following artists a useful starting point:

Hamish Fulton

Mishka Henner: Deutsche Börse Prize 2013

Matthew Flintham

Owen Mundy

Charles Danby and Robert Smith: The Quarry, IMT Gallery, London, 2013

Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan: Does the It Fit, Circa Projects, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2013 (http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-joanne-tatham-tom-osullivan-does-the-it-fit-circa-projects-newcastle-upon-tyne/)