[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Meredith Hoy – ECO-LOCATIVE

Artist Statement

In current artistic interventions deploying locative technologies, there are now two distinct domains of practice—one that engages the “digital tame” of social media, online consumer culture and other post-Situationist urban interventions, and another, which critically interrogates the “wild” by considering ecological and environmental conditions in the “natural” world, which are approached less often than urban activities by pervasive digital art. This panel will account for what we are calling the “Eco-Locative”—a strain of art practice that uses digital and locative technology to mediate on our understanding of the natural, nature, and wilderness.