Map Marathon




The Serpentine Gallery presents the fifth event in its acclaimed Marathon series on 16 and 17 October. The multi-dimensional Map Marathon will feature non-stop live presentations by over 50 artists, poets, writers, philosophers, scholars, musicians, architects, designers and scientists.
This ambitious two-day event takes place in London during Frieze Art Fair week.
 
Participations include performances and presentations from: Marina Abramović, David Adjaye, Etel Adnan, John Akomfrah, Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Julieta Aranda, Kader Attia, Nanni Balestrini and Morgan Bennett Balestrini, Artur Barrio, Peter Barber, Rosi Braidotti, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Brockman, Mariana Castillo Deball and Amalia Pica, Adam Chodzko, Céline Condorelli, Michael Craig-Martin, Marcus du Sautoy, Simon Fujiwara, Gilbert & George, Goldin+Senneby, Joost Grootens, Pancho Guedes, Richard Hamilton and Eyal Weizman, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Russell Hoban with Eleanor Bron, Claire Hooper, Marine Hugonnier, Amar Kanwar, Janice Kerbel, Scott King, Aaron Koblin, Suzanne Lacy, Bruno Latour, Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich, Klara Lidén, Luigi Ontani, Claude Parent and Nathanael Dorent, Katie Paterson, Adriano Pedrosa, Julia Peyton-Jones, C. E. B. Reas, Marwan Rechmaoui, Pedro Reyes, Tim Robinson and Simon Cutts, Jacques Roubaud, David Rowan, Anri Sala, Dimitar Sasselov, Annemarie Sauzeau, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Timothy Taylor/Krysztina Tautendorfer with Tom Frankland, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Oraib Toukan, Adrián Villar Rojas, Ai Weiwei, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa and Cerith Wyn Evans. With a special presentation from DLD, (dld-conference.com). Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
 
The Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon will bring together an unprecedented group from diverse fields to showcase possible maps for the coming decade. The Map Marathon will explore all forms of mapping, of data, space and time, multiple dimensions, language and the body. The event will uncover the influence and possibilities of mapping in our world today.
 
The Internet has brought maps of every kind into our daily lives. Maps have become easier to create, change, develop collaboratively and share. Depicting geographical areas, mindscapes and digital realms alike, these multidimensional maps express endlessly interconnected ideas and issues.
 
This is the fifth in the annual series of Serpentine Gallery Marathons. Conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery Marathons are a unique and innovative series of events that challenge notions of art, culture, science, technology, and methods of public discourse and debate. The first Marathon, Interview Marathon, 2006, featured interviews with leading figures in contemporary culture over 24 hours. This was followed by Experiment Marathon, 2007, Manifesto Marathon, 2008, and Poetry Marathon, 2009.
 
Many of the maps presented in this year’s Marathon and the discussion they provoke will be included in a forthcoming book to be published by Thames & Hudson in 2011.

Duration 16 October 2010 - 17 October 2010
Times
Cost £25/£20 (two day) £15/£10 (one day).
Venue Serpentine Gallery
Address Royal Geographical Society London SW7 2RA, ,
Contact / information@serpentinegallery.org / www.serpentinegallery.org

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