nate larson &
Hardcover, 10x8 inches
128 pages/ 78 color images
Edition of 500
Photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Text by Kate Palmer Albers, Jamie Allen, Chad Alligood, Julia Dolan, Mark Alice Durant, Paul Soulellis, Michael Wolf, Natalie Zelt
Trade Edition: $50.00
Published January 2016
by Flash Powder Projects
Larson and Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Twitter estimates there are over 450 million tweets daily worldwide, creating a new level of digital noise. Geolocation is a means for situating this virtual communication in the physical realm, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others.
Select images from GEOLOCATION
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman’s collaborative practice investigates the data tracks we amass through networked communication. Their work ties the invisible to actual sites, anchoring the ephemeral in photographs and immersive video installations. They began collaborating in summer 2007, working over distance and through site-specific projects.
Their solo exhibitions include Pictura Gallery in Indiana, the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida, Light House in Wolverhampton, Blue Sky in Portland, United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, and the Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas.
Selections from their projects have been shown at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas, FotoFest in Houston, the Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Masur Museum of Art in Louisiana, the Light Factory in Charlotte, the FotoFestiwal in Poland, the Athens Photo Festival in Greece, the Houston Center for Photography, Baltimore Museum of Art, the Moscow International Biennale in Russia, RAIQ in Montréal, Peloton in Australia, and Conflux Festival in NYC.
Larson and Shindelman recently completed site-specific projects for the Dumbo Business Improvement District in New York City, the Indianapolis International Airport in Indiana, Atlanta Celebrates Photography in Georgia, the Digital Arts and Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL) in Georgia, the Format International Photography Festival in the UK, the Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts in California, and Third Space Gallery in New Brunswick. They were recently artists-in-residence at Light Work and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Nate Larson was born in Indiana, USA. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, and is faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He received his MFA from The Ohio State University in 2002.
Marni Shindelman was born in Florida, USA.She currently resides in Athens, Georgia, and is faculty in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in 2002.