by Chris Stiegler
These maps were produced at a public meeting held at the Institute for American Art in Portland, Maine. The project, here in its first stages, asked the creative public of this city to answer several questions about the shape of their art world. The maps shown here were on the inverse of these questionnaires, but represent the same general research theme. As you can see from these maps, the ways in which from our participants identified their art worlds were individuated but representative of a specific cultural understanding. We all found an art world in Portland; it was comprised of differing locales and areas.
These questions were extended to a slideshow presentation on how to build/structure an art world. This was manifested in a short presentation in Portland, Maine; but was also organized as a published piece for Phonebook 4, released this year by Threewalls in Chicago.