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Possibility Mapping (heavy object and built environment)

Nikki Pugh

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Possibility Probe (first test drive)

Possibility Probe (heavy object and built environment)

  • It is only through our interactions/collaborations/experiments that we show up.
  • Change the assemblage and a different set of possibilities emerges.
  • Can we explore differently in order to reveal new possibilities?
  • Through the use of new tools, do we get a new world to interact with?
  • How do you arrive at the places that are not yet mapped?
Observations and questions arising from the Live Feeds research programme led by Spurse, NYC 2011

Possibility Probe (heavy object and built environment) is a starting point for asking questions and conducting experiments. A direct response to the trend of making mobile technology smaller, lighter and more discrete; these objects are unwieldy, heavy and broadcast to all within hearing distance.

Cumbersome - a burden if not shared - these Possibility Probes resonate with the built environment that they are carried through. Like a drum or a heart, they beat faster the more they are surrounded by the fabric of the city, slowing as space opens up around them.

How you carry them, where you carry them and who you journey with will all affect the possibilities that emerge and the unseen qualities that are revealed to you.


Invitation to Map Possibilities:

You are invited to join artist Nikki Pugh in mapping some of the possibilities that emerge through the use and application of these objects.

We will meet in the ARTicle gallery at the Margaret Street school of art and then make our way into the area around Victoria and Chamberlain Squares to commence our investigations.

There will be three different sessions taking place on Thursday the 26th of April:

13:00 – 14:30, 15:30 – 17:00, 18:00 – 19:30

Places are limited to 12 per session: to confirm your place, sign up at the top of this page.



Participants should be over the age of 18 and aware that the event will involve the lifting and carrying of large, heavy objects. Documentation will be published online.

Activities will take place outside, so please wear sensible footwear and come dressed for the weather. In the event of rain, we'll gather in the gallery space and think of some other possibilities instead...

Do you have questions about Possibility Mapping (heavy object and built environment)? Contact Nikki Pugh


BIAD School of Art
Margaret Street
B3 3BX Birmingham
United Kingdom

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