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“You have had a Missed Connection.

And there is a whole world of people just like you, and a venue in which you and these other lost souls can collect these moments like rosary beads, communing over these simple pleas for the possibility of closeness.

The concept of a Missed Connection has its beginnings in the places where such moments often happen: public space. Bulletin boards, street posts, and other public platforms were once used to seek out these missed connections.

The Center for Missed Connections (CMC) began as a project simply to identify where the most missed connections happen in a given city. New York City is home to the pilot program, chosen for its high traffic and for the propensity of posters to include specific cross-streets or location information. Since then, the analysis has developed a thorough taxonomy of the Missed Connection and a method for identifying whether one has, in fact, had a Missed Connection. The CMC seeks to understand the longing, both poetic and banal, within public spaces”.


“Exhibition, Symposium and Open Platform

November 24 – December 12, 2011
Opening: November 23 | 7 pm

Tracing Mobility explores how electronic networks and mobile media are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance.

The exhibition presents the positions of 16 international artists who trace the shifting terrain of global and local mobility, virtual and material movement. What new spaces are born when online and offline worlds converge? What does the movement of a body in a landscape indicate when every point of the earth is within reach through the aid of digital technology? How do mobile devices and media alter our mindset and change our perception of time and space?

By means of installations, videos, performances and paintings, but also in the guise of iPhone Apps, maps and open-source collaborations, we see artists redefining and experiencing what space means today and how we move within this dynamic topography.

A Symposium and the Tracing Mobility Open Platform will offer further explorations of these themes via lectures, talks and workshops.

Exhibiting artists:
Frank Abbott (UK), Aram Bartholl (DE), Neal Beggs (UK/FR), Heath Bunting (UK), Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller (CAN), Miles Chalcraft (UK/DE), Simon Faithfull (UK/DE), Yolande Harris (UK/NL), Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser (DE), Landon Mackenzie (CAN), Open_Sailing, plan b (Sophia New & Dan Belasco Rogers) (UK/DE), Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum (NL), Gordan Savicic (AT/NL), Mark Selby (UK), Michelle Teran (CAN/DE)

Heath Bunting (UK), Wolfgang Ernst (DE),Christian Hänggi (CH), Stefan Heidenreich (DE), Landon Mackenzie (CAN), Sadie Plant (UK), Hendrik Speck (DE), Hito Steyerl (DE) Michelle Teran (CAN/DE), Hubertus von Amelunxen (DE) (moderator), Stephen Kovats (CAN/DE) (moderator)

More info and detailed programme:!/tracingmobility

Opening hours:
Exhibition: November 24 – December 12, 2011
Wed-Mon, 11am – 7pm, free entrance
Opening: November 23, from 7 pm

Symposium: November 26 11am – 5pm,
Symposium ticket 20 €/15 €

Open Platform: November 26, 3pm – 7pm
November 27, 2pm – 07.30pm
free entrance”

“In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province”.

From Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Fictions, Translated by Andrew Hurley Copyright Penguin 1999 .