Alessandro Carboni – Guest Lecture

7th Guest Lecture in Creative Media Colloquium this semester with:

Alessandro Carboni

Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: 6/F Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre M6094 Future Cinema Studio

Alessandro lecture poster

Title: My Body Is A Map: Rethinking cartography process as performance practice


The presentation will introduce Em:toolkit, a system I have developed to help me to answer many of the questions I ask my self as an artist/performer and researcher about cartography as performance practice and how it affects perception, representation and the embodiment of space. The toolkit proposes a set of instructions to capture, extract and embody spatial data. The toolkit describes a cartographic process that applies a new methodological approach to urban mapping based on a reflexive practice invoking the body through a series of steps comprising observation, analysis, extraction and the embodiment of data. The result is a body-action that functions as a map. The presentation aim to open a discussion about the wide-ranging debates about cartography, urban mapping, performance and visual practice.

About the speaker:

Alessandro Carboni, interdisciplinary artist, focuses it practices on the body and its relationship with space. His works are interdisciplinary mappings that represent places that he reshapes and weaves according to the different stages stimulated by specific urban contingencies. At the moment he lives and works as independent artist between Sardinia and Hong Kong in which is developing a PhD at the School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong.


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