all week participatory event
26.07. – 31.07.2020.
… human traces transformed into music…
Humans move – we take the bus, tram, car or bike to work, we drop by our neighbors and friends on an evening stroll, we take the dog for a walk, we go on holiday and travel miles to a cottage or across the globe to a distant beach, and so on. 2020 has this far been a year of lockdown, travel restrictions and home quarantine. The human movement has been restricted in ways that was hard to imagine before the beginning of this year, and the restrictions continues to be so, at least over the summer. During this pandemic time we connect digitally, our digital presence is increased and the social interaction limited and distanced.
With Tracks Cat Eyed People aim to investigate and interpret the changed state of human movement due to the pandemic and place focus on the more narrow movements of humans that takes place during her/his day(s) – Where do you go during a day, or a couple of hours, or several days? With the data of movements from the participants, by them sharing their GPS-data during a period of time of their own choice, a piece of music will be composed. It might even become more than one piece if the data shared is abundant enough.
Tracks is a participatory project, that needs your contribution to come to life. You participate by recording your GPS-data during a segment of time during a day, or days, and sharing your data with us by exporting it as a GPX-file (or CSV-file) and emailing the file to email@example.com. The data will be collected from 26.07. – 31.07.2020. Find the detailed instructions here.
Cat Eyed People creates interactive works of art where the visitor is or can be a cocreator. Many of their works addresses the questions; where can the line between the work of art and the ‘room’ be drawn? Is it possible to separate the two? What happens to the ‘room’ that you enter when it becomes an instrument controlled by the movement or the placement of your and other persons’ bodies in this predefined space?
Our works of art are an ongoing process, a prototyping, that when it meets the audience shifts, evolves, develops and changes character. In the encounter with the audience the works of art comes into being and flourish.
Cat Eyed People is Geert Madsen and Marita Isaksson. Geert is musician and music producer under the name Langemand and a graffiti artist under the name Eye. Marita is a visual artist, producer and philosopher creating under the artistic name MizzIsak. Together we run the DIY gallery Cat Eyed People’s Playground in a shipping container in Copenhagen, Denmark.