【MRP】李郁+刘波:地图 | Yu Lee+Bo Liu: Map Location Icon

经过实地反复观测,李郁和刘波在微线体天台视力范围内选定了《地图》项目新的最佳地点,并于2019年6月30日在现场实施完成。自此,他们在“真实”的空间里又“虚拟”出了一个新的科学而精确的“地图位置图标”,欢迎大家随时来“定位”。



【作品概念】

博尔赫斯写过一篇《论科学的精确性》,网上很难找到相关的资料。豆瓣上有一篇读书笔记,提到这篇极短的小说,笔记作者引用《地图控》(MAPHEAD)一书作者的观点,认为博尔赫斯是受到路易斯·卡罗一篇故事的启发,想象出一个帝国的地图学家们精确地绘制了一幅跟国土的面积相同并完全契合的地图,但后人们认为这么大的地图无用,所以任由其荒废,如今只能在偏远的沙漠地区还能找到这张地图的残迹。安伯托·艾柯也曾据此写了一篇严谨而荒诞的《绘制1:1帝国地图之不可能》,他从实用的角度出发,建议改进这张地图,让某些地方成为透明,不再遮蔽农作物的生长,然而他也意识到,这样的改变会让这张地图不再精确。读书笔记的作者最后说道(或是引用《地图控》书中内容):“如今,真正如此精确的地图正在手机上,非常正确地存在着。

 

确实如此,如今人们的手机和电脑中必然存在一款地图或导航程序,每当我们去不那么熟悉的地方之前,都会在这个导航地图上设定一个精确的坐标,这个终点和自动生成的起点会呈现出两个名为“地图位置图标(Map Location Icon)”的气球状图案,中间路径则根据选项的不同可以有多种变化。我们使用微信等手机App约定见面地点时,也会有类似的经验,知情者或先到者发送一个“位置”,这个精确的定位立刻以“地图位置图标”的形式显示在其他人的手机地图之中,引导我们趋向同一地点。这个气球状的小图案已经成为不可或缺的膜拜对象,帮助我们认识生活的此在与彼岸,在物理空间上,它引我们出门,领我们回家。好像不会再有另一个虚拟空间标志物,能够引领我们的身体进行如此实实在在的移动了。在公园或商场等比较复杂的环境里,那种帮助顾客知道“我在这里”的平面图上的标志以前通常是一个红色圆点,现在也越来越多的以“地图位置图标”的气球状图案来显示,这种微妙的变化模糊了虚拟和现实的界限。
 

2010年夏天,东湖艺术计划的主要发起人李巨川,在该项目的主页上通过代码引用了一幅东湖的谷歌地图,每当一个参与者在东湖附近某个地点完成一件艺术创作,他就通过自定义功能,让地图相应的坐标点上出现一个“地图位置图标”作为记录和链接。李郁在电脑前看着地图上的标志越来越多,直到有一天想出一个作品,他来到东湖的西南角,在那里的一个建筑物上贴了一个和“地图位置图标”形状颜色相同但放大了很多的气球状图案。之后东湖艺术计划谷歌地图上的对应位置,也出现了这个图标。
                                  

这算是一次初步的尝试。直到2018年,李郁和刘波计划寻找不同的场地进一步实施这个作品。他们将这个虚拟符号移植到真实环境中,据此将其周围变化成一幅“地图”,用另一种方式再现路易斯·卡罗和博尔赫斯的想象。当低头族从虚拟空间里抬起头,看见这个符号出现在城市街头,或许能引发他们短暂的迷惑和思索。也许可以这样说:我们很难想象自己生活在别人的梦里,也不敢相信一个电脑程序能虚拟出我们的世界,但不难发现,我们每个人,都忙碌地行走在这幅科学而精确的地图之中。


(文本由艺术家提供)




【实施现场】


现场助理:樊启辉/肖维嘉/刘泽源/陈震田/殷嘉俊/刘华全/周扬 




【关于《地图》的地图】

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1pCACJo9d4L9yCKIU4X_KHaPKuYxcJnyQ

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Project Introduction

On the basis of repeated field observation, Yu Lee and Bo Liu selected the new best location of the <Map Location Icon> project on the rooftop of Microneme, and completed it on the scene on June 30, 2019. Since then, they have “virtualized” a new scientific and precise “Map Location Icon” in their “reality” space. Welcome to “locate” at any time.


Map Location Icon 

Concept:

Jorge Luis Borges wrote an article named <The Accuracy of Science>, and it is very difficult to find its relevant information on the Internet. There is a reading note about this article on Douban, the note writer quoted the author of <MAPHEAD> and thought that Borges was inspired by a story of Lewis Carroll, imagining an empire's cartographer who accurately mapped a map that has the same size as the land, but later people thought it was useless and then abandoned it, maybe its remains can be only found in remote desert now. Based on this, Amberto Echo once wrote a rigorous and absurd article named <Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire of 1:1>, he suggested to improve this map in a more practical way, to make certain places more transparent and not to hide the growth of the crops any more, then he realized that such changes will make this map no longer accurate. In the end, the note writer said (or quoted from <MAPHEAD >): "Today, the maps on the phone are so accurate."

 

Indeed, there is definitely a map or navigation program in people’s mobile phones and computers. Every time we go to an unfamiliar place, we will set a precise coordinate on this navigation map. The destination point and the automatically generated starting point will be presented as two balloon-shaped patterns named "Map Location Icon", and the intermediate path can be variable due to different route. For instance, when we are using the mobile app such as WeChat to set up a meeting place, the insider or the first-come person will send a “location”, this precise positioning will be displayed on other people's mobile phone immediately as "Map Location Icon" , then it can lead us to the same destination. This small balloon-shaped pattern has become an indispensable object of our worship, by helping us to understand each other, in its physical space, it leads us to the outside and leads us home. It seems that there will be no more virtual space markers that will physically lead our body to move. In the complex environments such as parks or shopping malls, the marker that helps customers to know that "I am here" used to be a red dot, but now most of them have been replaced by the balloon-shaped "map location icons", this subtle change has blurred the boundaries between virtual and reality.

 

In the summer of 2010, Juchuan Lee, who is the main sponsor of the East Lake Art Project, he quoted a Google map of the East Lake via code as the homepage of the project, and when a participant completed an artistic creation at a place near the East Lake, by using the customized function, there will be a  "Map Location Icon" on the corresponding coordinate, he will keep it as its record and link. Yu Lee found that there were more and more icons in the computer, and one day he came up with the project, then he came to the southwest corner of the East Lake and attached a magnified balloon-shaped "Map Location Icon" on one building. Later, this icon also appeared in the corresponding location on the Google map of East Lake Art Project. 

 

This was a preliminary attempt, until 2018, Yu Lee and Bo Liu has planned to find different venues to implement this project. They tried to transplant this virtual icon into the reality and then changed its surroundings into a “map”, and reproduced the one-to-one empire map envisioned by Lewis Carrol and Borges in another way. Let's put it this way, when a low-headed man raises his head from the virtual space and sees this symbol on the city street, it may stunned him and caused him to thinking. Maybe we can say that: It is hard to imagine that we live in the dreams of others, and we can't believe that a computer program can virtualize our world, but it is easy to find that each of us is busy walking in this scientific and precise map.




【艺术家简介】

李郁+刘波是武汉的艺术组合。李郁1973年生于湖北武汉,1995年毕业于华中师范大学信息技术系;刘波1977年生于湖北石首,2001年毕业于湖北美术学院油画系。

他们曾在北京泰康艺术空间、伊比利亚当代艺术空间、挪威波什格伦艺术中心、武汉K11艺术村、湖北美术学院美术馆等地举办个展。

应邀参加过2017年第四届美术文献展、2016年集美阿尔勒摄影季、2014年济南国际摄影双年展、2014年连州国际摄影展、2013年首届北京摄影双年展、2012年第七届深圳雕塑双年展、2012年黟县摄影节、2012年日本西宫船坂隔年展、2012年巴黎摄影月、2010年瑞士VEVEY IMAGES摄影节、2009年西班牙GETXO PHOTO摄影节。

作品也曾在武汉美术馆、武大万林艺术馆、湖北美术馆、深圳关山月美术馆、上海民生现代美术馆、上海证大现代艺术馆、上海BOTTEGA VENETA艺术空间、 北京玛蕊乐画廊、北京阿拉里奥画廊、广东美术馆、广州方所书店、广州小洲人民礼堂、广州53美术馆、南京艺术学院美术馆、南京四方美术馆、西安美术馆、重庆器空间、重庆GCA新汇当代美术馆、高雄市立美术馆以及美国纽约洲卡特拉美术馆、美国加州圣何塞美术馆、美国伊利诺伊州盖纳特美术馆、德国柏林HAU2剧场、西班牙马德里玛吉画廊、秘鲁利马大学、东京G/P画廊、奥地利维也纳FOTOGALERIE等机构展出。


Artist Profile

Yu Lee + Bo Liu is an art group in Wuhan. Yu Lee was born in 1973 in Wuhan(Hubei Province). He graduated from the School of Educational Information Technology of Central China Normal University in 1995. Bo Liu was born in 1973 in Shishou(Hubei Province). He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2001.


They have held solo exhibitions in the below place: Beijing Taikang Space, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Porsgrunn Art Society, Wuhan K11 Art Foundation and the Art Museum of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, etc.

 

They have been Invited to participate in the below Exhibitions: 4th Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts in 2017, Jimei Arles Photo Festival in 2016, Jinan International Photography Biennale in 2014, Lianzhou Foto in 2014, Beijing Photo Biennale in 2013, and the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale in 2012, Yixian Photography Festival in 2012, Nishinomiya Biennale in 2012, Paris Photo in 2012, Swiss Images Vevey in 2010 and Spanish Getxo Photo in 2009.

 

Their works have also been displayed in the below Museum: Wuhan Art Museum, Wanlin Art Museum, Hubei Museum of Art, Shen Zhen GuanShanyue Art Museum, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai BOTTEGA VENETA Art Space, Beijing Marella Gallery, Beijing Arario Gallery, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou Fangsuo Commune, Guangzhou Xiaozhou Ren Min Li Tang, Guangzhou 53 Art Museum, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, Xi'an Art Museum, Chongqing Oranhaus, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Illinois Gaine Art Museum, Berlin HAU2 Theater, Magee Art Gallery, Universidad de Lima, G/P Gallery, Fotogalerie Wien, etc.


Translator: Qianqian Sun


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【微线体天台艺术项目】

该项目将不定期邀请艺术家在微线体天台这一特定户外空间创作作品,并在项目期间开展一次工作坊教学活动。


【微线体空间】

微线体,原生生物细胞内微小结构,呈半月形,其分泌物有助于入侵红细胞。

空间功能:天台艺术项目/工作坊/电影放映/音乐现场/主题讲座/微型书店/派对聚会。

地址: 武汉市江夏区藏龙岛杨桥湖大道1号武汉设计工程学院院内咏归楼3029(汤逊湖畔)


【空间支持与资助】

感谢程凡先生一直以来对微线体空间的特别支持和慷慨资助。


Microneme Rooftop Project

The project is oriented on the outdoor roof of Microneme for various artists to be invited with indefinite period of time to generate art works, along with pedagogical and academic workshops in the venue.


Microneme Space

Microneme is interpreted as a semilunar secretory organelle with its secreta important for erythrocyte invasion.

Space Function: Rooftop Project/Workshop/Film Screening/Music Live/Themed Lecture/Bookstore/Party

Venue: Microneme Space(Room 3029, Yonggui Building, Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences, No.1 Yang Qiao Hu Avenue, Cang Long Island, Jiangxia District, Wuhan. (Tangxun Lakeside)


The space is supported and funded

Here conveys a great gratitude to Mr. Cheng Fan for his generosity of having supported and funded Micronemeas always.


Website:http://www.micronemespace.com

Email: micronemespace@163.com

Weibo: 微线体

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