plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers)
Navigating the Everyday
27 January 2012, 8PM
Exhibition runs from 28 January - 11 March, 2012
Opening Hours: Fr - Su, 2-6PM
Open also on 24 February from 2-10 PM with a tour through the exhibition
with the artists (7.30 PM)
the first half of 2012 Art Laboratory Berlin will present the exhibition
Series Time & Technology, a reflection of how the radical
technological changes of the last 20 years have influenced our perception
of time and how we plan and structure our lives.
the Everyday presents works by plan b, the British
artist duo Daniel Belasco Rogers and Sophia New, and is their first
solo exhibition in Germany. Since 2003 and 2007 respectively, Daniel
and Sophia have been recording every journey they make every day
using GPS devices. Additionally all areas of their digital communication
(e.g. mobile phone text messages) are evaluated and processed artistically.
Their work represents an artistic research by means of a digital
archiving of their movements.
the years this practice has become part of everyday life, a form
of private and personal 'sousveillance', in which the artists generate
their own data, thereby reflecting the approach of those private
and public agencies who collect all available data.
January 2011, the artists have also recorded their moods in writing
three times a day. This mood diary enables them to compare their
emotional life with the GPS traces of their movements and collected
text messages. Presentation of the act of remembrance, in human
and machine form, provides material for the two-channel video installation
Narrating Our Lines, shown here in full for the first time.
The video installation shows the artists viewing an animation of
the GPS traces of their movements from 2007. With a temporal distance
of three years, they then recall past events of their lives through
these traces. On one screen, the viewer can see the artists, while
on the other we see what the artists see - the GPS traces of their
movement. A striking tension is achieved, while they (re)construct
the common narrative of their lives.
addition to this installation, additional objects are presented,
which have resulted from their practice of collecting: an archive
of their mobile text messages, lists of personal vocabulary based
on the frequency of use, as well as journals of their fluctuating
moods arranged by season, time of day and location of each of the
by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz.
Special thanks to Peter Vasil.
In cooperation with:
© Daniel Belasco Rogers, 2012 for planb
New & Daniel Belasco Rogers in the 'Time and Technology' Panel,
at the MutaMorphosis conference, Prague, December 2012
talk: Current Artistic Practices on Time and Technology
plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers), Gretta Louw and
Moderation: Christian de Lutz (curator)
14 Jan 2012 - Part 1
14 Jan 2012 - Part 2
14 Jan 2012 - Part 3
14 Jan 2012 - Part 4