[ISEA2013] Artists Statement: Laurent Gutierrez & Valerie Portefaix (MAP Office) – Runscape

Artists Statement

MAP Office will develop a project that deploys Parkour as a form of city mapping. In Runscape, performers run at high speed through the urban centres of Hong  Kong (2010), Berlin (2012) and Sydney (2013), cutting through crowded thoroughfares and jumping across the tops of buildings. Runscape HK is a fast-paced, high-energy video that explores a highly pedestrianized cityscape from an athlete’s viewpoint. The Sydney run was made in Sydney during February 2013 for Running the City and will be augmented by a running performance event in Sydney during ISEA in June, organised for the CBD in association with the City of Sydney and NIEA’s Curating Cities team. Source: xmedialab.com/mentor/valrie-portefaix

  • Laurent Gutierrez is a co-founder of MAP OFFICE (Paris, Hong Kong); an Associate Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he leads the Environment and Interior Design discipline and the Master of Strategic Design as well as Innovation Design Management (IDM/MBA). Laurent is also the co-director of SD SPACE LAB.  Source: xmedialab.com/mentor/laurent-gutierrez
  • Valérie Portefaix is the principal of MAP OFFICE. She received her Master of Architecture degree from School of Architecture Paris-Belleville and a PhD in Urbanism from University Pierre Mendes France. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Source: xmedialab.com/mentor/valrie-portefaix