Dom & Mike at Lost & Found have just published their second issue – VOID – and written a small piece about Proboscis, Urban Tapestries and Social Tapestries.
You can download a PDF of the magazine here: www.wearelostandfound.eu/issue2.pdf or look for their extremely collectable hard copies (price £1) in all good bookshops!
Here are three pictures of the Snout Mr Punch & Plague Doctor carnival costumes which are nearing completion. The instrumentation of the costumes with sensors, GPS, gumstix platform and LED displays for the sensor readings should be finished by late February. We hope to do an outdoors test before we leave for our Australia residency, with the public demonstration and forum taking place in early April. More details on venue and date to follow...
Giles Lane will run a workshop using StoryCubes as a design tool with students from the schools of computing and design studying in the Interactive Media Design programme. Giles will also be giving a presentation on Proboscis' work to students in the MSc Electronic Imaging programme on Thursday 8th.
Uncharted Territories: The Brave New World of Mapping
British Library, Wednesday 14th February 2007, 6-9pm
Proboscis will present our work on Social Tapestries and Urban Tapestries alongside Jen Southern & Jen Hamilton's Running Stitch.
Interpreting Space Lecture
CARTE , University of Westminster, Thursday 15th February 2007, 10am
Giles Lane will give a presentation on Urban Tapestries and Social Tapestries to students on the Visual Culture MA.
Coding Cultures Concept Labs & Symposium
Campbelltown Arts Centre/DLux, Campbelltown, Australia, March 5th-9th 2007
Proboscis will be mentoring (with Container) individuals or small groups of artists, filmmakers, musicians and creatives with an interest in community and network practices. We will also be presenting our work at the one day symposium on March 9th.
Artist's Talk by Alice Angus
Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia, Wednesday 14th March, 6.30pm
Alice Angus will give a presentation on Proboscis' recent projects and our work with DLux on Coding Cultures for ACP's public programme.
Creative Technology Lecture
Design Critical Practice, Goldsmiths College, University of London, March 20th 2007
Giles Lane will give a talk about our work in relation to tehnology, culture and society for the Masters programme in Design Critical Practice.
We've just returned from a week spent with Andrew Hunter – director of Render at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada. Andrew invited us to explore and devise a collaborative commissioned project with Render for 2007/08 inspired by our work on Social Tapestries. The other purpose of the visit was to participate in Render's Winter Lecture Series and to give a series of talks to students in the Fine Art, Curatorial Studies and Architecture programmes.
During the week our discussions evolved from creating a single piece of work into establishing a more fluid and long term partnership with Render to share ideas, practices and co-develop outcomes that bring our interests in space, place and context together. We aim to begin the first phase of the project in the Autumn with a collaboration between Proboscis, Render and students in the School of Architecture at the University.