this week: WCIARTS - Macomb; a strip and a video short
“The Walk” installations are a McLuhanish update on Patrick Geddes’s "map and biopsy city protocol". They frame my praxis, and demonstrate two "recursive urbanism" protocols. The protocols are oppositional. One protocol uses the street as an evolving search engine, a tableau you drift through, synthesizing as you move. The other protocol uses the street as a beautiful girl or guy uses a conversation; they keep turning the conversation back on themselves.
the goings on:
Installation Macomb: West Central Illinois Arts Center - 4pm to 7 pm on Fridays and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays throughNovember 19th . A Guzzardo lecture “A Walk on the Digital Sublime – Meets Occupy” is set for Thursday, November 17th at 7pm at the West Central Illinois Arts Center at 25 East Side Square, Macomb Il.
Installations Dundee: The two "Walk on the Digital Sublime" Dundee installations are produced by Paul Guzzardo and The Geddes Institute for Urban Research in the School of the Environment the University of Dundee. They are being hosted in the Dalhousie Building and in the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Dalhousie- October 7-28 2011
Duncan of Jordanstone Lower Foyer Gallery, October 28 - November 11 2011
Credits + Crew + Collaborators; Jesse Thomas Codling, Lorens Holm, Elizabeth Shearer, Sophia Hao, Richard White, Lyle McCance, Hugh Campbell and Cameron McEwan.
Lobby Gallery Video
Western Illinois University at Macomb Illinois; October 21-22, 2011, EGO - English Graduate Organization Conference : Intersections: Literature, Technology, Science
Newcastle Video Short
A short video tour of the exhibition by James Davoll:
Newcastle Photo Strip
THE WALK ON THE DIGITAL SUBLIME_the 123 basics:
the link to the creative communities symposium, Culture Lab Newcastle UK:
the link to the guzzardo installation:
the content videos:
"A Walk on the Digital 'Sublime" bores into a St. Louis Missouri urban design praxis. The praxis recursive urbanism uses the street as: 1) an evolving search engine, a tableau you drift through, synthesizing as you move, 2) a platform to assemble networks to critique the network, and 3) a probe into how digital kit edits-us. Videos and accompanying graphics frame a struggle of getting onto the street, and manning way-stations to navigate through a digital fog. This streetscape praxis is now snared in litigation in St. Louis. St. Louis is where Marshal McLuhan did foundational media work. McLuhan anguished that the "privileged diet for the elite" would thwart art as radar. "A Walk on the Digital Sublime"tracks how a bogus idea of community provoked a lawsuit, and why a St. Louis elite decided to forfeit and obliterate McLuhan's St. Louis legacy. And do it in time to celebrate his 2011 Centennial.
Links to Digital Sublime Lectures, NORTHERN IRELAND
28 Sep 2011, Lunchtime Lecture: Paul Guzzardo , Artillery Chambers, 10-12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6RG "A Walk on the Digital Sublime, a lesson in Protocol"
29 Sept 2011 Lecture 11.15am: University of Ulster School of Architecture and Design, Connor Lecture Theatre.