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CT_BT_GRAFFITI | Mausoleum2
- Mobile Studios Sofia 2006

Kyd Campbell and Petko Dourmana

CT_BT_GRAFFITI|Mausoleum.2 proposes to virtually recast the lost physical space of the Mausoleum to Georgi Dimitrov at its former site, where the Mobile Studios will be temporarily located in Sofia.

The Mausoleum to Georgi Dimitrov (Sofia, BG) used to be the most remarkable public symbol during the Communistic period in Bulgaria. Using Bluetooth technology embedded in many mobile communication devices, visitors to the exhibition who have this functionality on their mobile phones are invited to activate it and will receive a series of visual and audio fragments which recreate the space of the former Mausoleum.

Using this commonly accessible networking technology offers do-it-yourself possibilities for virtually rebuild and personally maintaining lost and stolen spaces important in history and memory. As graffiti in public space confronts passers-by with intentional messages, this work addresses notions of presentation space vs. private space and representations of time and space visually and virtually.

Format
Series of videos, digital images and audio works that are transmitted to viewers on their own portable Bluetooth enabled devices. An installed computer station will transmit the pieces. Visitors will be able to interact by adding their own images, sounds and videos to the shared database. An information card (postcard format) will be distributed at the site and throughout the city prior to the installation.

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contact

petko@dourmana.com

download

kydcampbell&petkodourmana.pdf

keywords

mobility | networks | media art | science | urban interventions | communication | cultural policies | internet | webdesign | netart | linked | connected

people

Neli Mitewa | Mila Odazhieva | Peter Anders | Susa Pop | Ela Kagel

publications

links

Kyd Campbell | Petko Dourmana | Open Source Software Solutions | exStream | Server for Bulgarian Art and Culture

institutions

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