[-empyre-] "can cities 'know' things?"

ayesha hameed hameed.ayesha at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 04:02:44 EST 2008

Hi Christina,

To answer your question, this project, which I'm working on with Anita
Shepp (also a Montreal-based filmmaker) is at an early stage.  We are
interested in both solid and ephemeral infiltrations into the
landscape as the borders we are interrogating operate on both
registers.  So, low tech = string, chalk, paint, tiny radios; adding
to the land/sound-scape...

A part of our process is developing these interventions with a person
who is in church sanctuary, which we see as one of the most important
aspect of our project.  Since a part of of the project is to call
attention to surveillance and targeting, the issue of documenting
reactions to our interventions (hidden cameras?!) is an interesting
problematic to muddle over.  One possibility is to leave the
interventions 'undocumented' and to keep records of our planning


On Jan 19, 2008 11:51 AM, Christina McPhee
<christina at christinamcphee.net> wrote:
> Hi Ayesha,
> low tech, as in, what?  left luggage, graffiti, tagging......
> ?
> do you have a  url for this or is your work itself undercover, missing
> by design?
> christina
> On Jan 18, 2008, at 1:45 PM, ayesha hameed wrote:
> >  am a part of a collaborative perfomance project that attempts to
> > embed traces of these missing accounts in the form of low tech
> > interventions in public spaces across the city of Montreal.  And I'm
> > sure there are many others.
> Christina McPhee
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