2013

Antipodes

Antipodes is a constantly updating online artwork which pairs webcams images from places on exact opposite sides of the globe. As far away from each other as it is possible to be, these distant 'twins' often have surprising afinities.

Alongside the online artwork exists a series of time-lapse videos created from the continuous flow of images so far captured by the project website. Additionally an installation of live webcam feeds, drawings depicting antipodal geographies and photographic works have also been created from the collected data.

Antipodes launched on the Northward Equinox 2013 and will run for a period of one year: www.antipodes.uk.com

Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, in association with Spacex.

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Antipodes (Antipodal Geographies), 2013

Ink on tracing paper, 50 x 50cms

Antipodes (South America / South East and East Asia) (View Zoom)

2012

Glasgow Index Drawing, 2012

Ink on tracing paper, 105 x 128cms

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Edinburgh Index Drawing, 2012

Ink on tracing paper, 84 x 133cms

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2011

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Tidal Stream Drawing , 2011

Ink on paper, 21 x 30cms

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Lunar Globe Tracing No. 1, 2011

Ink on tracing paper, 73cms x 107cms

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2010

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China Index Drawing, 2010

Ink on tracing paper, 96cms x 115cms

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Celestial Globe Tracing, 2010

Acrylic on tracing paper, 100cms x 70cms

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Germany Index Drawing, 2010

Ink on tracing paper, 130cms x 101.6cms

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Australia Index Drawing, 2010

Ink on tracing paper, 101.6cms x 124cms

2009

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Lunar Hemisphere Tracings, 2009

Ink on tracing paper, 60cms x 60cms each

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2007

Central London Index Drawing, 2007

Ink on tracing paper, 45cms x 60cms

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2006

Polar Wandering

Layla Curtis spent three months in Antarctica carrying out an extensive psycho-geographical exploration and creating a continuous line drawing charting her journey.

Longitudinal and latitudinal data recorded on a personal GPS tracking system was logged on the project website to create a 27,856 mile long, interactive web based drawing embedded with photographs and drawings.  

A suite of 10 limited edition screen prints, focusing on specific points and incidents along the line were also produced.

Layla Curtis was awarded an Arts Council England International Fellowship to Antarctica jointly sponsored by The British Antarctic Survey. This project was developed in collaboration with Locus+.

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Polar wandering, 2006

Internet based interactive drawing, dimensions variable

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Rothera Research Station, 2006

Silkscreen print (edition of 5), 95cms x 95cms

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Choiseul Sound, 2006

Silkscreen print (edition of 5), 95cms x 95cms

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2004

Message in a Bottle from Ramsgate to the Chatham Islands

Fifty bottles containing messages were released into the sea near Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Kent. Their intended destination, The Chatham Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, is the nearest inhabited land to the precise location on the opposite side of the world to Ramsgate Maritime Museum. 

Several of the bottles are being tracked using GPS technology and are programmed to send their longitude and latitude coordinates back to Ramsgate every hour. 
The information they transmit is used to create a real time drawing of their progress.

 
Commissioned by Turner Contemporary
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Index, 2004

Marker pen on wall, dimensions variable

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2003

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Paris Index Drawing, 2003

Ink on tracing paper, 74cms x 87cms

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London Index Drawing, 2003

Ink on tracing paper, 75cms x 102cms

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Americas Index Drawing, 2003

Ink on tracing paper, 91cms x 63cms

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New York Index Drawing, 2003

Ink on tracing paper, 100cms x 78cms

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2002

Globe Tracing No. 6, 2002

Ink on tracing paper, 101.6cms x 138cms

2001

World Tracing 3, 2001

Ink on tracing paper, 79cms x 125cms

World Tracing 2, 2001

Ink on tracing paper, 79cms x 125cms

World Tracing 1, 2001

Ink on tracing paper, 79cms x 125cms

Hemisphere Tracings (Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere), 2001

Ink on tracing paper, drawing in two parts 59cms x 59cms each

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Globe Tracing No. 8, 2001

Ink on tracing paper, 90cms x 64cms

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Globe Tracing No. 1, 2001

Ink on tracing paper, 91cms x 65cms

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Cab Routes
One Week in London

Cab Routes One Week in London traces the routes made by cab driver Jason Brown as he ferried passengers across London during a specific week. Created before GPS navigation systems were commonplace in London taxis, the artists asked the cab driver to keep a record of his journeys using a red felt tip pen to draw onto photocopied maps of the city. The resulting lines are animated to create a one minute drawing.

Cab Routes One Week in London was commissioned by Cab Gallery - a project curated by Paul Stolper and Jason Brown.

www.cabgallery.com

 

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Cab Routes - One Week in London, 2001

Flash animation