What is north-south feeling?
A multi-media project by artist Danielle Roberts. During two weeks she will monitor herself. One week in Amsterdam (north) and one week at home in Breda (south), the Netherlands. Each week she will monitor her heart-rate, GPS location and activities for 7 days, 24 hours a day. Every minute a picture is automatically taken to record what she sees. The data gathered is visualized in an online web application. Here the two weeks are mirrored and visitors can compare two ordinary weeks of an ordinary life.
Dutch artists Nynke Deinema and Caroline de Roy make a call for the ’shortest artist in residence ever’. Artist were invited to submit a proposal for a weeks stay in a bed & breakfast in an estate in the north of Amsterdam. Earlier they had done an art project about that changing neighborhood in which they were looking for the northfeeling (het Noordgevoel). Their goal was to explore life at the estate and the way residents experienced that. As a follow up to that successful project they started the artist in residence series in which artist from many disciplines take part. View the video about the original project (in Dutch.)
Danielle Roberts is a new media artist who makes computer based pieces which are presented on a screen. For the Northfeeling she is obliged to make something tangible to leave at the reception. This will be an A2 poster that will tell about the north-south feeling project (you can view and download the poster on the download page.) There is the actual piece which is a web application. And there is this blog which records ‘The making of…’
Devices & software
In this blog you can read all about the work that has been done behind the screens. Including scripting and building. Here is an overview of the devices and software used for this project:
- Suunto T6 wristtop computer & Trainingmanager software (heart-rate)
- Qstarz GPS Travel Recorder & JetPhoto 3 software (GPS locations)
- JB1 Spycam (timelapse photography)
- Pencil and paper (record activities)
- Adobe Flash CS3 and ActionScript 3
- Processing 1
- Google maps API for Flash
- Adobe Photoshop CS3 (scaling and renaming images)
Links to the above in the blogroll.