'An Urban Tale...'
at the House of Fairytales
'An Urban Tale...' brought to life through mobilography and a series of mobile phone text messages...
*Mobilography (from "mobilis" (lat.) - movable and "grapho" (gr.) - to write) is a branch of photography that creates pictures using such devices with built-in cameras, as cellular phones, palm pilots, compasses, binoculars, lighters, etc, not originally intended to be used for professional photography.
Artist Tracey Moberly constructs an 'Urban Tale...' with visitors and participants of the Candlelit Matinee programme. Tracey will be collecting the last three images from participants mobile phones using bluetooth. One or two images from each phone will be selected to build up a visual story board. The photos will be printed and viewed within the space, with participants selecting a variety of story boards from this.
Phase two of the project will be developed with participants text messages building up a literary narrative that illustrates another story working alongside the visual narrative.
"The bogus religiosity which now surrounds original works of art, and which is ultimately dependent upon their market value, has become the substitute for what painting lost when the camera made them reproducible. Its function is nostalgic. It is the final empty claim for the continuing values of an oligarchic, undemocratic culture. If the image is no longer unique and exclusive, the art object, the thing must be made mysteriously so."
Ways Of Seeing by John Berger