The Locative Media workshop

International workshop on Locative Media in Karosta, Latvia

organised by RIXC and located at K@2

Karosta Mirror -about my contribution to the workshop.Coming to K@2 only for the last days of the workshop, I was immediately fascinated by the adjacent square. Across it, two identical builings were mirroring eachother. One was in use as a cinema and in relatively good repair. The other was a ruin without a roof, with a clean archaic look to it.

I traced the buildings and the square using the GPS device from WAAG, getting a drawing of the situation and finding the middlepoint between the buildings. Then I traced them with my camera, comparing once identical facades and details. For this work I used my body as the measuring tool, my steps and my eyesight. This process was documented through a video called "Karosta mirror" found elsewhere on this page.

 

GPS-generated image of the square. Only the outer edges of the houses are visible, but the middlepoint is a small, red dot...

Karosta mirror movie as QuickTime 24,6 MB