In 2006 we worked with four artists with disabilities to make new maps based on local experiences of space and place in Liverpool. Using landlines software each artist mapped their own travel over the course of a month, taking photo's on route. These maps and the reflections of the artists participating in the project revealed radically different ways of relating to space and place, using the gps and landlines as a filter to reflect on those experiences.
"It gets even more powerful when you can see how different people interact in both space and time, such as seeing two friends go to the same place but a minute apart and not realising how close they are in both time and space, or seeing them cross a point at different times but ending up in the same place at a later time the crossing in space of moments of experience.
To me it's related in a kind of weird way to my condition, because of my dissociative disorder I can't convince myself that this isn't all a dream (a normal experience for anyone but only in short bursts, for me it's a 24/7 state of being) and feel as though nothing is certain until it comes into my personal experience, sort of a permanent state of opening boxes of schroedingers cats, the cats may or may not be dead, they could even have turned into small piles of runciple spoons, but in reality it's all of those possibilities plus everything else that could possibly have happened no matter how unlikely all at the same time, and that uncertainty is resolved into a living or dead cat (or whatever else may happen) only when it's observed, and for everything to have happened I have to open all those millions of boxes. This project is a way of opening more boxes more easily, faster, and in an easily understandable way. "