The City as Performative Object

Research on “The City as Performative Object”. This investigation is based on our hypothesis that the city is created by move-act of the individual.

The City as Performative Object

By Esther: “During a repetitive walk around the Hakford building in Amsterdam ZO I use Judith Butler’s ideas on the performativity of gender and apply them to the city space, exploring different possibilities of what I call ‘move-categories’ and ‘move-drag’. (open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain, 17 june 2017)

Down the Rabbit Hole @ Public Art Dialogue

By Esther and Ivar: “At one point we heard the sound of car wheels on that rural road, and to our surprise we found ourselves staring straight into the lenses of a Google Streetview car. At that moment we knew we were captured. This was the beginning of our first trip into the mirrored world or rather; we fell into it as if tumbling down the rabbit hole.”

Elastic Mapping

What are the consequences of GPS-tracks becoming elastic, open for flexible plotting or even radical editing?

Het lezen is de vijand van het kijken

En als de belofte van de vogelgids wordt ingelost dan ziet het beest er totaal anders uit dan op de afbeelding. Tegenlicht en rui, jeugdkleed en schutkleur zetten mij voortdurend op het verkeerde been.

Journal For Insiders

After Esther had had her first brainwave for the AmsterdamREALTIME project in 2002 , she did send this text to twenty of her friends. The text describes the initial thoughts on the relevance of digital cartography.