Transhumance, a new media project created by Angie Eng, draws parallels between ancient nomadic and contemporary digital cultures. Drawing on her own travel experiences, Eng animates maps of nomadic routes, which she juxtaposes with mappings of cerebral responses mixed with video loops of Asian and African landscapes. The video is projected onto a tent-like structure that suggests a nomadic dwelling. The wall facing the tent features a map of the route of the African Rendille tribe’s transhumance over a span of seventy years. Juxtaposed with this work are twenty digital maps that take mental road trips via the Internet and visit twenty-five destinations within the course of one day.
In conjunction with this residency, Art in General publishes a brochure with a text by Trebor Scholz. It can be downloaded here for free. For a printed version, purchase this publication along with the entire set of Art in General’s residency brochures in the online store for only $5.