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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers


Some of my works are featured in a new book by Karen O’Rourke on artistic cartography published by MIT Press, 2012

Contemporary artists beginning with Guy Debord and Richard Long have returned again and again to the walking motif. Debord and his friends tracked the urban flows of Paris; Long trampled a path in the grass and snapped a picture of the result (A Line Made by Walking). Mapping is a way for us to locate ourselves in the world physically, culturally, or psychologically; Debord produced maps like collages that traced the “psychogeography” of Paris. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for location-based mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form. In Walking and Mapping, Karen O’Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. Some chart “emotional GPS”; some use GPS for creating “datascapes” while others use their legs to do “speculative mapping.” Many work with scientists, designers, and engineers.

Performance by Michelle Teran at Screen City


  KINOKINO | Symposium | Sal 3 | Oct.27th | 45 min Michelle Teran will present Folgen, a 45-minute lecture performance at KINOKINO. Folgen draws on the existing narratives of video makers found on YouTube to build a multi-layered media landscape of Berlin. Teran’s subjective approach, which weaves together mapping, literature and live performance, combines fragments of images and […]

17 Cities – Michelle Teran


Galleri s12 og BEK viser videokunst i vinduene til Galleri s12 i januar 2013. Utstillingen er kuratert av Terese Longva (s12) og Anne Marthe Dyvi (BEK). Sted: Galleri s12, Sparebankgaten 4, Bergen Fra: January 02, 2013 16:00 
til: January 27, 2013 17:00 Link to website The first exhibiting artist is Michelle Teran with her work, […]

A Day with Microhistories


March 27, 2013 Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Link to website 10.00-12.00 Magnus Bärtås (Sweden): “A Short Introduction to Microhistories” Michelle Teran (Canada/Germany): “Folgen” Behzad Khosravi Noori (Sweden/Iran): “Whisperism – The Field Study About Iranian Filmmakers” 13.30-15.30 Suzana Milevska (Macedonia): “Microhistories and the Internalized Macrohistories” Lena Séraphin (Finland): “The Don Quixote Complex” […]

Folgen at Future Everything


  Date: March 21, 2013 Time: 19:00 – 20:00 Tickets for this event are free but must be reserved HERE.

New Interfaces for Culture


Future Everything Summit, Manchester Date: March 21, 2013 Time: 16:00 – 17:30 Michelle Teran (Ubermatic) / Steve Crossan (Google Cultural Institute) / Drew Hemment (FutureEverything) Chaired by Adrian Woolard (BBC R&D) Preserving and making accessible large repositories of digitised knowledge and culture is a huge opportunity but it presents an important challenge: developing new interfaces […]

Rethinking Censorship: Aesthetics


University of Copenhagen March 13-14, 2013 Karen Blixensvej 1, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark The conference, ‘Rethinking Censorship’, is a joint venture of the research network Negotiating (In)visibilities (, the research network (Self)Censorship and the Centre for Modern European Studies ( During the two days we hope to address conceptual, historical and contemporary aspects of regulatory and structural […]

“Future Guides for Cities” public talk by seminar guest Michelle Teran


“Future Guides for Cities” public talk by seminar guest Michelle Teran at the Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaften Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen January 16, 2013, 6 pm Institut für angewandte Theaterwissenschaften Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen The ever increasing proliferation of online information generated through digital mapping and social media platforms are creating new ways of seeing and exploring the […]