DIY: 2011 – Daniel Belasco Rogers- A Line Made by Walking Without Marking the Earth

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DIY 8: 2011 – Call for Participants

A GPS Workshop.


Project summary:
The workshop will take place over two days at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and consist of a balance of talks covering the theory of GPS (Global Positioning Systems), concentrating on its practical application and the work of artists in the field, with practical demonstration and exploration outside. The participating artists will have the chance to understand the limitations and qualities of the GPS as a drawing device, logging device and sensor for sound/visualisation input. They will have an idea of the whole system that makes it possible to derive location from satellites and better predict results. They will be introduced to the work of artists exploring the use of this device in a number of disciplines and they will be helped to find appropriate tools (open source where possible) to allow them to work independently with GPSs.

Dates, times and location(s):
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, 2011
Exact times TBC.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Application procedure:
The workshop is open to all interested parties. No previous experience of GPS or computer languages is required. You should bring a laptop (any operating system). To apply, please write [email protected] including the following:
* A brief statement about what interests you about GPS and how you hope it will inform your practice including any relevant experience
* Samples of work (A URL to a website with examples of your work or pdf / Word document or similar giving an impression of your practice, not more than 5MB)
* A CV (or link to one online)

Application deadline: Friday 15 July, 2011

The artist:
Daniel Belasco Rogers has been recording every journey he makes outside since 2003 with a GPS. As half of the artist duo plan b, he has made work for international festivals and venues across Europe at the borders between live art, performance, visual art and new media. Further information can be found at


This project was a response to the DIY 8 Call “Live Art and Yorkshire Sculpture Park”
* Contact information: [email protected]

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