Navigating without a View

Maria Dada (UK), Yuan Yu Chen Feng (VE), Maria Bika (EL), Costas Kazantzis (EL), Greta Gandossi (IT), Ragnar Hrafnkelsson (IS), Fergus O’Connor (UK)

a multisensorial experience that investigates the possibilities of orientation in a world without a map or a compass, a world without representation or established views or truths.

To orient ourselves, when guidance and direction become impossible, when we no longer have a blueprint to work from, we usually fall back on our senses. We rely on our sense of smell, touch, a visible landmark or the impression of a salient object in the distance. But in the digital realm our spatial embodied experiences, including our senses, are abstracted and altered. The body of the digital is a mathematical quantity, the number of heartbeats, the measure of blood pressure, the level of humidity. It’s data. What are the possible interfaces required to orient ourselves in such a world?

Navigating without a View is an immersive installation that investigates the possibilities of orientation in a world without a map or a compass, a world without representation and established views or truths. When guidance and direction become impossible everything falls back on the senses. But what becomes of the senses when they are altered by the digital, quantitative and mathematical?

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