Experimental Geography

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Experimental Geography is a term first developed by geographer Trevor Paglen in 2002 to describe a form of geography at the intersection of art and experimentation.

"In the hands of contemporary artists, the study of humanity’s engagement with the earth’s surface becomes a riddle best solved in experimental fashion. The exhibition presents a panoptic view of this new practice, through a wide range of mediums including sound and video installations, photography, sculpture, and experimental cartography".[1]

Example Work

Related Reading


  1. [http://www.ici-exhibitions.org/index.php/exhibitions/experimental_geography/ Experimental Geography: From Cultural Production to the Production of Space] by Trevor Paglen