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Locative awareness: a mobilities approach to locative art

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/12/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Leonardo Electronic Almanac
Issue number1
Volume21
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)178-191
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Over the last decade the impacts of global mobilities have become increasingly visible in the parallel developments of locative media in art practice and a new mobilities paradigm in the social sciences. In 2006, in a special issue of Leonardo locative art was described as two broad areas of annotative and phenomenological practice. This paper uses the new ‘critical mobilities’ approach that has arisen in recent social science to suggest a broadening of those categories to include situated and embodied, mobile, relational, networked, experimental and multiple practices. I argue that this multiple, entangled and assembled description of locative media contributes to a new sense of ‘locative awareness’.