Hopeful Monster

Hopeful Monster by Jen Southern ''Hopeful Monster is a series of four installations by Jen Southern developed through a combination of digital art practice, the sociology of mobilities, and speculative software design. You are invited to become part of the work by taking a GPS enabled phone for a walk while the speed of your journey is tapped out on the walls of the gallery by a chorus of tapping and whirring devices. The work explores the double-edged potential for Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to link people spatially, socially and imaginatively, and was produced through collective experimentation with artist-designed mobile phone apps Comob Net and Space Metronome. This investigation of GPS technology is unexpectedly rich in poetic and sensorial resonance, as a multiplicity of perspectives is visualised and sonified in the gallery space.''

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