Shadows Return to Hompage

Using objects such as 'embedded' USB data sticks, interventions with a faux Google cars, installations and workshops, Bartholl has developed unique ways to reflect on the impact of the digital era on society.

The Map project, which began in 2006 and has been shown in Berlin, Shanghai and Tallin, takes to its literal end the virtual Google marker that appears at the 'centre' of a community, by turning it into a (accurately scaled) physical installation. On Gabriola, the 'centre' is situated near the tunnel, in the 707 Park. GICA has been attempting to get permission to create either a temporary or permanent installation at the site, but to date it remains a virtual installation. Meanwhile, to see more of Aram Bartholl's work, please visit:



The Work of the Institute is structured as a series of curated projects that may range in duration from the length of a phonecall to several years. While some are based in established disiplinary practice, GICA encourages artists and curators to explore speculative and transdisciplinary approaches. To propose a project, please send an email and allow 2-3 weeks for a response.


Conceptual Installation                    by Aram Bartholl
May/June 2011

Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based Media Artist whose work investigates relationships between data space and 'analogue' public space. His work has been shown worldwide in festivals, galleries and musems such as Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Eyebeam eARTS and many others. He is a member of the artist group ‘Free, Art & Technology Lab’.








Googlemarker  Project

Projects 2010:        [Re]Presencing the Rural  |   The Strategic Plan   |    Projects 2011:   The Map Project   |    Non-Nonmedia    |
<< BACK  


2035 Ferne Road, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X2
Tel. 604.785.2264, email:
The Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art        All contents © the artists, contact e-mail:  Graphic and Web Design: Andreas Kahre 2010