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GEOSTASH - 8 Artists, 2 Curators, 1 City

Geostash is a public art project that uses the city of Toronto as its inspiration and utilises Global Positioning Technology (GPS) and the web as a means to achieve its creative goals. Geostash takes its cues from the practice of Geocaching - a sort of high-tech treasure hunt that was originally conceived in 2000, and has spread worldwide through websites promoting this activity. Each artist will hide a "stash" somewhere in the city and post the GPS co-ordinates of where the stash is hidden on the Geostash website. The stash may contain a set of instructions requesting an in-situ performance, or could contain objects, materials and a manual to create temporary public art. Once the stashes have all been placed in the city, each participating artist will be randomly assigned another artists' stash to find using a GPS receiver. Once found, the artist will transform the contents of the stash into an ephemeral work of art.

Date: October 29 - 31, 04
Location: Various locations in Toronto TBA (check blog for updates)
Presented by Year Zero One
Artist Talk and Panel Discussion at YYZ Artists Outlet - Nov. 17th 7-9pm

Participating Artists

Jason Van Horne & Duncan Walker
Shawn Micallef & Gabe Sawhney
Slavica Ceperkovic
Paola Poletto & Jon Sasaki
Willy le Maitre


Michael Alstad & Michelle Kasprzak

Year Zero One gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council for their financial support of Geostash and to our presentation partner YYZ Artists' Outlet.

YEAR ZERO ONE is an on-line artist run centre which operates as a network for the dissemination of digital culture and new media through web based exhibitions, site-specific public art projects, an extensive media arts directory and the Year01 Forum.

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Submitted by michaelalstad
Posted on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 5:41 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME

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