It was almost a year ago now that the MetaMapping took place, a 10 day residency (taking place 10 days prior to the Mapping Festival) that hosted a group of very talented artists working in the realm of the digital arts.
The residency took place in a special location in Geneva called the Parfumerie, a former perfume factory that was converted into a performance space, dance rehearsal studio and theater. One of the main goals was to present an event on the 2nd night of the Mapping festival where each of the artists did something so that all of the main areas of the space were active with their visions. One of the artists was Bego M. Santiago who decided to occupy the tower room.
Good documentation can take a long time to put together but Bego’s very own interpretation of this piece was well worth the wait.
This year, a slight variation of the MetaMapping will take place during the Mapping Festival, this time as part of the release of the MadMapper, aptly named MadMapping. Of the many differences between MetaMapping and MadMapping is the inclusion process. For the MetaMapping I was given the task of finding and selecting artists.
MadMapping requests that interested in individuals apply. Due to space limitations 15 people will be selected. If you already applied, I wish you the best of luck. If the workshop is a success it may be something that could be repeated again. Who knows. I hope to see great documentation from it.