|Authors :||Main Author: Gruppo A12 -
Insulza, Francisca - United States 1970
|Title:||N33° 51.917 E130° 47.808
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
N33° 51.917 E130° 47.808
Kitakyushu, Japan, Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu, 2002.
Artist Keywords: Identity of place
Artist Keywords: mapping
Sam Fox Keywords:
Library Keywords: Artists' books -- Italy
Library Keywords: Architectural photography -- Japan
Library Keywords: Factories -- Pictorial works
Library Keywords: Aerial photography -- Japan
Artist Statement - How to draw a map of Kitakyushu from scratch and which
could be the tools and strategies to use? These two questions define the project
aimed at drawing the map of an unknown territory, in that case Kitakyushu, trying to
replicate the attitudes and techniques of ancient explorers.
Title Description - Gruppo A12 is a collective of architects founded in Genoa, Italy in 1993 whose work occupies the territory between architecture, urbanism and contemporary art. It takes the form of graphic design, video, installation, interior architecture, and exhibition design. This book, a project done for the Artist's Book Series at the Center for Contemporary Art in Kitakyushu, Japan, gets its name from the Global Positioning receiver that the artists used to draw a map of Kitakyushu. The introduction on the cover of the book explains : The GPS is a military device developed by the US Army. The CAD software we are using to transform the co-ordinates that we are collecting into a drawing also is a technique developed for the US Air Force. And knowing that Kitakyushu was the supposed target instead of Nagasaki of the atomic bomb adds a more bizarre feeling... 29 June 2009 (printedmatter.org).