Artists Talk, 29. August um 20:00
the world as a world map
(and other cartographic experiments)
As technology and commerce blur more and more geographic boundaries, the ubiquitous world map becomes an inadequate descriptor of the intricacies of globalization. Lize Mogel will present cartographic projects which re-think two iconic representations of the world-- the world map, and the international spectacle of World's Fairs. She will discuss her research on sites of former WorldÕs Fairs in North America, and will also present projects from the past 6 years of creating and disseminating 'radical cartography'
Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist who works between art and cultural geography. She inserts and distributes and cartographic projects into public space, including in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sun Valley, Idaho. Her work has been shown at the 2006 Gwangju Bienniale (South Korea), PS122 (NYC), Eyebeam (NYC), and others. With Lex Bhagat, she is editor of "An Atlas of Radical Cartography" (Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Press, 2007), and organizer of a concurrent traveling exhibition. She has worked with groups including the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and HOMEWORK.