Petite enveloppe urbaine

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Visual Arts

Petite enveloppe urbaine

  • Fri 16 Nov 2012
  • 7:00PM
Imported 1718
Imported 1718

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Platform 1Hackney Downs railway stationLondon E8 1LA


Lukas Heistinger’s new work © 2012 created for the Canadian serial artists publication project Petite enveloppe urbaine is making use of the multiple authorships represented and used in Google’s maps and location services and takes them as base for hybrid between a film piece and a website.

The effect of an ever changing imagery loaded into the filmic tracking shots, pans, tilts and zooms through a 3D landscape, at first evokes the feeling of a subtle misuse of a machine built for extensive geographic data collection and finally achieves to emphasise a moment where representation of space and space itself grow together and end up cross examining each other through a simple narrative intervention on the film side of the piece.

Petite enveloppe urbaine (PEU), organised through the Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM), is a serial artists publication that uses standard sized postal envelopes (A5) as the container to distribute ideas across cultural networks.  For this 20th issue, CRUM has invited 11 participants to create a work that will fit into the envelope, reflects the theme GAME and is a multiple of 70 (the number of envelops for this issue).

Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) is a symbiotic (parasitic) research group with no exhibition space of its own.  It uses pre-existing exhibition networks to present diverse projects.  The CRUM is an artist collective consisting of five members who are dedicated to exploring links between art and urban space.