“Wandering: You Are Here.”
December 3 - 10, 2008 in Middendorf Gallery (Station Building)
Maryland Institute College of Art
Opening Reception: Wednesday, 4-7pm
When you begin to explore the process of A to B, destination is erased entirely. You are immersed in the possibilities of vastness where all the unknowns are inviting you to participate in full. It is an energy that swells through, each with an intention uniquely significant and a cause specifically irrelevant. By limiting place, and expanding space we create a realm for our minds to roam that is limited only by the extent of our curiosity.
“Wandering: You are Here” is an exhibition about the explorative process of psychogeography. Psychogeography, coined by the Situationists Guy DeBord and Asger Jorn, maps the mind onto the terrain, and the terrain onto the mind. Join Eve Laramée and other artists to wander and drift through explorations of actual geographic places, represented psychological spaces, and “lived” or “other” thirdspace.
This exhibition investigates three aspects of space and place: its physicality, narrative and memory, and relationships to the “other”. Discover the boundaries and definitions of both natural and man-made geographical place through artwork that addresses organic landscape, architecture, public infrastructure, deserted areas, and cyberspace. Unearth latent symbols of space in history, memory, invented narratives and nostalgia. Lastly, conduct environmental fieldwork and interact in real time with functional objects, key people, and daily routine. Saunter into the Middendorf Gallery via a “visionary crosswalk;” sit in a moment of meditative silence; race a runner on the “TreadMeal;” investigate homes in the wilderness, city, internet, inside, and outside. Come see our creations of the derivé.