Dates added to Temporal Cartography in July & August
July 11, 2018
See the Movie! Download the App! Travel through Time with Temporal Cartography!
DURHAM, NC — As Durham rumbles through a time of unprecedented expansion, artists Tom Dawson and JP Trostle contemplate the changes happening around them in "Temporal Cartography," an interactive art exhibit in the SunTrust Gallery at the Durham Art Guild. The installation, which runs through August 11, explores the past, present and future of Durham via video, sculpture, maps, photography and performance.
Several special events are planned during the final month of the show:
➜ Join us for another Durham Third Friday reception on Friday, July 20, from 6-8pm.
➜ Tom Dawson will activate the Futurescope on Wednesday, Aug. 1, reconvening the "Futurist Committee" for another adult drink & draw from 6-8pm. Dawson uses performance and projection to spark design responses and encourages participants to create visions of what Durham might look like hundreds of years from now. The resulting concepts will be posted on the Planametric Vorticular and the wall of the gallery.
➜ The exhibit will end with a special day-long showing of "Scraper" on Saturday, Aug. 11. A final cut of the 7-hour-long timelapse of the building of One City Center will be shown from 1pm to 8:30pm. The video condenses three years of construction into a single day. Time travelers are invited to bring comfortable chairs, pillows, and enough snacks for the ultimate movie marathon!
DOWNLOAD THE DAG APP
Visitors are encouraged to download the new Durham Art Guild app with online-only elements of the exhibit, including animated gifs and interactive juxtapositions of the past and present. "If Then, Now" overlays photographs taken from the same vantage point 50, 75 and 100 years apart in Durham and Raleigh; the DAG app links to files that allows the viewer to directly compare and contrast the changes that have taken place over the past century.
The DAG app also includes "DEMO," a 14-minute prelude to "Scraper." The timelapse short captures the 2015 demolition of the Green Wall and park in downtown Durham. The video is also available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/lubV9XqOv-s
For media inquiries, contact Tom Dawson at email@example.com, JP Trostle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-949-2712, and Katie Seitz at 919-560-2713.
Temporal Cartography June 15—August 11, 2018 SunTrust Gallery, Durham Arts Council Building 120 Morris St., Durham NC 27701 http://www.durhamartguild.org/
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
TOM DAWSON spends much of his time as a Landscape Architect and City Planner. "Temporal Cartography" is a fusion of his professional life and art life, which intersect at creative mapping, participatory design, and sculpture. Tom is a resident artist at the Scrap Exchange and develops sculptures using upcycled metal. He has constructed street furnishings, like sculptural bike racks, to help establish a Durham "sense of place" to several urban spaces.
JP TROSTLE is an award-winning illustrator and game designer who spent a quarter century in the newspaper business drawing maps and cartoons for numerous publications, including The Herald-Sun and Indy Week. He is known to frequently make elaborate props for photo shoots and game conventions. "Temporal Cartography" marks a return to filmmaking for JP, who made animated shorts with his brother on an 8mm camera when they were kids.
TEMPORAL CARTOGRAPHY is made possible with the generous support of the Durham Art Guild, the Durham Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Scrap Exchange, Alex Maness Photography, North Carolina State University, and Monkey Bottom Collective.
The exhibit invites the viewer to consider the effects of short-term thinking, long-term planning, and the impact of gentrification and the environment on where we live. Components of Temporal Cartography include: 1) "Scraper," a 7 hour-long video of the building of One City Center playing on a continuous loop; 2) The Futurescope, a sculptural time machine that presents deep histories of Durham and projects future urban scenarios; 3) Cityscape, a site-specific, walk-through installation that encourages audiences to consider how cities are developed; 4) Entropic Maps charting Durham's "Ghost Streets," the formerly vibrant livable streets erased by Highway 147.