| 2021-06-01 19:00|
|In depth review of the Headmap Manifesto by Dale Leorke|
Ben Russell’s highly influential Headmap Manifesto written in the late 90s, inspired a generation of artists and academics by way of anticipating the impact that locative aware technologies would have on our lives and the world around us. While much of the utopic revolution Russell called for hasn’t transpired, the Manifesto still serves as one of the most prescient documents around creative locative practices and their potential for disruption today.
Join leading academic in early locative media arts, Andrea Zeffiro and Soundtrails founder, Hamish Sewell, as they unpack the Headmap Manifesto and the times it was written; explore what went right and what went wrong with Russell’s vision, and what relevance the Manifesto still has for today’s crop of artists and academics in our post-smartphone era of locative arts and disruptive practices.
Both Andrea and Hamish are on the Advisory Board of Sound Walk September.
Soundtrails is a leading locative platform based in Australia. We work on commission with local councils, national parks, Aboriginal communities and arts groups, as well as leading producers who know how to create an immersive sound experience. We see our work as timeless and grounded in real people and real places. Soundtrails will soon be starting overseas and we believe our up-and-coming version two Soundtrails platform will be one of the most integrated systems in the world. Soundtrails is all about compelling locative audio experiences and building a sustainable future for producers and artists. Check us out on Soundtrails.com.au or shoot us a line.