Exhibition at Carnegie Mellon gives geography a new meaning
“Experimental Geography” is both the title of a mind-expanding exhibition and a term coined by contemporary artist/geographer/activist Trevor Paglen, who will speak tomorrow at Carnegie Mellon University.
If a geographer informs us about the land that we move within, or study from afar, an experimental geographer considers that land from the creative vantage point of an artist.
“In a manner that deploys aesthetics, ambiguity, poetry and a dash of empiricism,” the exhibition text explains.
“Mappa Mundi,” a digital print by New York artist Lize Mogel, is part of a series exploring public space and cultural geography.