I'm performing as facilitator of Ofri Cnaani's WhatsApp-based project, No Data is an Island as a part of Fog x FLO, Fujiko Nakaya's activated installation along Boston's Emerald Necklace chain of parkland. The piece will occur at the Fog x Island site of Nakaya's project, for one hour on September 16, 2018.
Our landscape and public spaces are changing fast and so is how we look at them. Can one visit a place without ever being in it? Through 'the Cloud'?
Ofri Cnaani’s No Data is an Island is a collaborative encounter that is informed by real time reviewing and sharing of tourist economies which allow us to ‘know better’ and to ‘go better’, as well as civilian imaging technologies, and local eye-witnesses. The multi-faced, digital participatory piece will exercise the meaning of visiting and knowing a place: physically, visually, digitally and mentally. New images will slowly emerge, surfacing new connections between places and people. And a mind-map of an island in an age of hyper-connectivity.
During the one-hour participatory experience, participants will join a dedicated WhatsApp group and will follow a series of short prompts send by the artist, while wandering through the park and the fog sculpture.
Directions to Fog x Island, Olmsted Park
Fog x Island will appear for 3 minutes on the hour and half hour from 8am to 7pm.
Nearest public transit: Riverway Station, MBTA Green Line, “E” Branch, and Brookline Village Station, MBTA Green Line, “D” Branch. From either stop, walk to the intersection of Washington Street and Pond Avenue. Follow the footpaths into Olmsted Park, staying to the paths on the right. Follow the paths for about 5 minutes to Allerton Overlook and Fog x Island. Parking: 56 Pond Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445. Approach the path between the parking lot and Leverett Pond. Turn right, and follow the path for approximately 500 feet to Allerton Overlook. Fog x Island is located on the islands to your left.