M A P P I N G PROJECT
Statement of Creative Intent:
For this project I chose to map out different sounds I encounter in San Marcos, Texas. I went to different locations, recorded a sound and documented the location with a photograph. Giving location identification through sound is intriguing to me. Many sounds I recorded and mapped out are ambient noises that are easy to tune out and become accustomed to. For example, trains are constantly passing through San Marcos and after living here for a couple of years my ears have become less sensitive to the rattling sound off one passing through. My intent for mapping San Marcos audibly was to draw the viewer’s attention to sound and initiate a feeling of connection to those that have a relationship with the city.
In order to see the complete piece you will need to click on the Mapping Project PDF below, download the file, save the document to your desktop and then open with Adobe Acrobat Pro.
M A P P I N G RESPONSES
What is Contemporary Art Actually Mapping?
Contemporary art brings a new perspective to mapping. Technology and creativity have allowed us to interpret geographical space differently. Contemporary artists use mapping to represent space according to their personal experience. This article helped to expand my ideas of mapping and I feel more equipped for the upcoming project after reading it.
Geography as Art – Nato Thompson
“Experimental Geography should be considered as a new lens to interpret a growing body of culturally inspired work that deals with human interaction with the land.”
This article was lengthy and daunting at first but when I started to get into it the ideas fascinated me. It provides so many artists that have explored the realm of geography as art and art as geography and topics that every person should inquire about in their lifetime.
“We make the world and, in turn, the world makes us.”
This quote embodies experimental geography and the process of exploring and understanding the world we create and live in. After reading this article I have reconsidered many elements that I interact with on a day-to-day basis. It is interesting to contemplate “a sidewalk having a plan” because it is drawing your attention towards certain spaces and averting your eyes from the unpaved areas. To think about sidewalks existing only for “non-loitering movement” is perplexing and evident at the same time.