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Bio-Mapping workshops : London UK

Sun 19 March / Sun 26 March 2006


Greenwich Emotion Map is a new mapping project created through local people's personal explorations and journeys of the Greenwich Peninsula and shows how people feel about the area. Bio Mapping devices worn by participants record their body's level of arousal, indicating how individuals respond to, and interact with, their immediate environment, while a GPS unit tracks the route they choose. Participants can take photographs along the way. On returning to the studio, the information is uploaded and critically interpreted by participants to create a multi layered response to the environment.

You can view all the collected tracks annotations and photos at www.emotionmap.net using Google Earth. We are also producing a large scale printed Greenwich Emotion Map which will be launched on 30th March 2006.

For NODE.london, Independent Photography (IP) has organised two special, one day workshops for artists and people living outside the Greenwich Peninsula to participate in artist Christian Nold's bio-mapping project, 'Greenwich Emotion Map'.

The workshops will take place at 12.00pm on Sundays 19 March and 26 March 2006 at Independent Photography, Rothbury Hall, Mauritius Road, Greenwich, London SE10 0EF. People interested in joining one of the workshops should contact Isabel Lilly at IP: isabel@independentphotography.org.uk
Tel. 0044 (0)20 8858 2825.


The Greenwich Emotion Map is part of Independent Photography's new 'Peninsula' programme of artists' commissions to engage artists and local residents to explore new territories, cross boundaries and make new links and connections across the Greenwich Peninsula. The project is a reflection on the social change taking place on the Greenwich Peninsula as part of one of the largest ever regeneration projects in the UK.

For 2006 'Peninsula' is commissioning new projects with Comwifinet, Daniel Belasco Rogers, and Lottie Child, with an open commission scheduled for winter 2006/07. Alongside these is the development of wireless networking and access with local residents that will allow them to engage with the commissions and wider community issues and information in a variety of ways.

Greenwich Emotion Map: www.emotionmap.net
Peninsula: www.peninsulaprojects.net
Independent Photography: www.independentphotgraphy.org.uk NODE.london www.nodel.org

Independent Photography commission's artists to work collaboratively with local communities on media based projects and events and is based on the Greenwich Peninsula. The 'Peninsula' programme is funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Greenwich Council and the City Parochial Fund