MILKproject follows the milk from the udder of the cow to the plate of the consumer, by means of the people involved. All those involved were given a GPS device for a day: one of the days that they were somehow occupied with the movements of this dairy product. The project was presented internationally and won a Golden Nica at Ars Electronica in 2005.
In collaboration Ieva Auzina and Rixc, centre for new media
When confronted with the images of their route data, the participants of the AmsterdamREALTIME project started to tell us a rich diversity of stories, triggered by the visualisation of their routes. We decided the next project to focus on this: the reactions of people to their own routes. Also we decided to experience how GPS would hold as a medium for rural landscape rather than city. This was strongly motivated by the fact that Ieva and Esther wanted to find a new and relevant way to choose landscape as subject matter for this piece.
Year of production 2003-2004. The installation (5×5 meter) is part of the collection of ZKM. The website and print of the map are part of the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art. Both versions are available for exhibition purposes via the artists.
FIELDS, Arsenals Exhibition hall of Latvian National Arts Museum Riga, LV
Ecomedia. Ecological Strategies in Today’s Art Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, DE
Tiroler Landes Museum Innsbruck, AT
Salone del Mobile Milaan, IT
As Winner of the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica ‘Golden Nica’ for Interactive Art MILKproject will be preDutch Ministry of Agriculture Nature and Food Savety ( LNV)
The Hague, Netherlandssented at the “Cyberarts exhibition”
O.K Center for Contemporary Art
ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
the exhibition “Making Things Public”.
Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, Belgium
In the framework of EU Agricultural and Fisheries Council.
AgroVak (Dutch farmers fair; farmers and related professionals only)
Brabanthallen ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Groeneveld 2 Baarn, Netherlands
The museum of Barda family “Rumbini”
in the region of Limbazi, Latvia
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