As a founding member of ASA collective I was involved on the production and curation of this project.
Mapping the Flâneur was a dynamic photographic installation designed as an image-based response to the fragmentary, indexical nature of Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Arcades Project’. As a constantly evolving exhibition of crowd-sourced new work, produced by talented contemporary photographers involved in a selection of the world’s most exciting collectives, it created a vibrant global photographic dialogue providing an overview of the growing photography collective movement, of contemporary photographic practices, and the complexity of urban life worldwide.
Inspired by the development of cloud printing, the installation remotely produced prints for exhibition daily, and the images were also tracked online at the project’s site mapping-flaneur.tumblr.com. The installation was a real-world print model of online image sharing: the experimental nature of the project was a response to critical debate about the future of print in the internet age, using the web and print to produce a crossover between the tangible and virtual worlds.
Mapping the Flâneur was collaboratively conceived by UK-based photography collectives ASA and Wideyed, produced with the support of Arts Council England and Photo Festivals.