Farmlab Public Salon
The League of Imaginary Scientists w/ visiting pyschogeographer Liz Kueneke
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ Noon
About the Salon
Selected for ApexArt’s 2009 Franchise project, The League of Imaginary Scientists has organized an exhibition on participatory mapping, entitled x, y, z, and u, at Outpost for Contemporary Art June 4-July 3. At the Farmlab salon, the League will present their past participatory projects, along with Barcelona-based artist Liz Kueneke, whose public map embroidery project will be created during x, y, z, and u, in cahoots with Highland Park.
About the Salon Participants
The League of Imaginary Scientists is a group of interdisciplinary thinkers and tinkerers who present participatory art events with playful engineering and scientific assertions. The League concocts micro-festivals for microorganisms and repurposes centuries-old physics apparatus for new experiments. The resulting diversions from the everyday celebrate the everyday, like their machine for reversing progress and returning viewers to childhood.
Pyschogeographer Liz Kueneke compels community members to create maps of their respective urban areas based on what they think about their city, resulting in personal thoughts elevated to the status of statistical science. Based in Barcelona, Liz Kueneke is mapping the world, city by city. Her community mappings result in public drawings, installations, and embroidery projects created in collaboration with community members.
Images courtesy The League of Imaginary Scientists