RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20) (screen grab of GPS data from performance imported into Google Earth)  site-specific GPS drawing, archival pigment print, single channel HD video, rocks from NY State Senate District 20   Dimensions variable.   2017   Project Description   In March of 2017 I took a walk with a GPS device that illuminated a gerrymandered New York State Senate District in Brooklyn nicknamed "The Steam Shovel District". Using a GPS device to track my walk and my body as a drawing instrument I traced the borders of NY State Senate District 20 during a 32 mile walk through the many diverse communities of the district. Along with the GPS data, video documentation from the various neighborhoods in the district was collected. My redrawing of NY State District 20 reveals the districts calculated design and the absurdity of its shape while embellishing it with an equally absurd addition to its shape. The GPS data collected through this gesture resulted in an immaterial line drawing on the landscape that reveals the district's invisible borders that were designed to sort communities for political gain.

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)
(screen grab of GPS data from performance imported into Google Earth)
site-specific GPS drawing, archival pigment print, single channel HD video, rocks from NY State Senate District 20
Dimensions variable.
2017

Project Description

In March of 2017 I took a walk with a GPS device that illuminated a gerrymandered New York State Senate District in Brooklyn nicknamed "The Steam Shovel District". Using a GPS device to track my walk and my body as a drawing instrument I traced the borders of NY State Senate District 20 during a 32 mile walk through the many diverse communities of the district. Along with the GPS data, video documentation from the various neighborhoods in the district was collected. My redrawing of NY State District 20 reveals the districts calculated design and the absurdity of its shape while embellishing it with an equally absurd addition to its shape. The GPS data collected through this gesture resulted in an immaterial line drawing on the landscape that reveals the district's invisible borders that were designed to sort communities for political gain.

 RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20) (documentation from performance)  site-specific GPS drawing 2017      Documentation by Jonathan Durham.

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)
(documentation from performance)
site-specific GPS drawing
2017

 

Documentation by Jonathan Durham.

 RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)(still from video)  single channel HD video   2017   

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)(still from video)
single channel HD video
2017
 

 RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)(still from video)  single channel HD video   2017   

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)(still from video)
single channel HD video
2017
 

 RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)(still from video)  single channel HD video   2017   

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)(still from video)
single channel HD video
2017
 

 RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20) (installation view The Drawing Center, NY, NY)  site-specific GPS drawing, archival pigment print, single channel HD video, postcards, rocks from NY State Senate District 20   Dimensions variable.   2017            

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)
(installation view The Drawing Center, NY, NY)
site-specific GPS drawing, archival pigment print, single channel HD video, postcards, rocks from NY State Senate District 20
Dimensions variable.
2017






 

 

 RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20) (installation detail The Drawing Center, NY, NY)  site-specific GPS drawing, archival pigment print, single channel HD video, postcards, rocks from NY State Senate District 20   Dimensions variable.   2017        

RE-districting (New York State Senate District 20)
(installation detail The Drawing Center, NY, NY)
site-specific GPS drawing, archival pigment print, single channel HD video, postcards, rocks from NY State Senate District 20
Dimensions variable.
2017