ACP Announces 2012 Public Art Commission Recipient

Atlanta Celebrates Photography ( is pleased to announce the recipient of its annual Public Art Commission is Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman of Baltimore, MD, and Rochester, NY.

A collaborative partnership, Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman have been photographically exploring the increasingly crowded terrain of the datascape as it relates to locations in real life. Their project, Geolocation: Atlanta, will use publicly available geotag coordinates in Twitter updates to mark locations for making original photographs. When their photographs are paired with anonymous tweets, Larson & Shindelman's collaborative work becomes "a means for situating this virtual communication in the physical realm. Our photographs anchor and memorialize the ephemeral online data in the real world and probe the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks. We imagine ourselves as ethnographers of the Internet, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others."

Larson & Shindelman's project for ACP will consist of both still photography and video, installed on billboards and video screens in Atlanta. The project will examine "the relationship to physical space and the ways in which it influences online presence" as seen in and through locations around the city.

Geolocation: Atlanta will make its public debut in October during the month-long festival Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Locations and times are TBA.

Larson & Shindelman:

ACP has a rich history of bringing lens-based, temporary public art to Atlanta. Previous projects have been produced by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar, Amy Landesberg, Peter Bahouth, Joey Orr and Matt Haffner, Jason Fulford, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, Beth Lilly, Karen Brummund and Monica Cook.

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