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Sharon Daniel

Subtract the Sky

Sharon Daniel, Subtract the Sky, 2000
Subtract the Sky is a public artwork conceived as a Web-based environment for producing maps. With the project, Sharon Daniel extends the context of public art by allowing individuals and communities to shape an on-line environment that is aesthetically, intellectually and politically collaborative. The system enables users to build databases reflecting their own experiences, manipulate images, sounds and texts, and search and add information to the site's database. Subtract the Sky relies on the epistemological and aesthetic vectors of cartography to produce an archive of alternative histories. The Daniel Langlois Foundation has supported the development of the computer program required to create the work.

Angela Plohman © 2000 FDL