GPS Tracks: : Digital prints
GPS tracks April 2008, 22 x 22" digital print on wood panel 2011
GPS tracks October 2008, 22 x 22" dig. print on wood panel 2011
GPS tracks May 2008, 22 x 22" digital print on wood panel 2011
These lines were captured with my GPS (Geographical Positioning System). They represent daily activities: driving to work, shopping, visiting friends, walking around the neighborhood, riding a bike around the park or running an established route.
The emerging patterns anchor my memory and trace narratives with simple lines. They are collected in a scientific and systematic way and represent real lived patterns of daily life, while at the same time they become interesting evocative and abstract shapes. And although invisible, my body is agent of these drawings.
New technologies are increasingly part of our lives and have their effects on us. The GPS with its satellites and their histories, as military spy tools, can now be used to watch ourselves via space. Most car GPS devices automatically store this info and it can potentially be used by others, while with my handheld hiking/running GPS I choose to save tracks. I collected all my GPS tracks systematically between 2007-16.