sms_origins

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Description

Artist Statement
A phone number is displayed on a large screen in a public space along with the instruction 'sms your family origins' Participants sms their own and their parents places of birth to this number and linked curved vectors are added to a public map that updates in real time as it receives texts. The map is not static, texts are displayed in real time, while the map zooms in to the countries of origin and animated vectors connect the locations. As more people participate the map grows to include accumulated vectors.
Source of Artist Statement

Creator

Starrs, Josephine
Cmielewski, Leon

Date

2010

Rights

Copyright Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski. The copyright of images posted on the ADELTA Website belongs to third parties and is included on this website by permission from copyright holders. Apart from any use permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (including fair dealing) the images may not be downloaded, adapted, remixed, printed, emailed, stored in a cache or otherwise reproduced without the written permission from the copyright holder.

Genre

Locative work

Citation

Starrs, Josephine and Cmielewski, Leon, “sms_origins,” ADELTA, accessed April 17, 2024, http://adelta.westernsydney.edu.au/items/show/224.