Rebecca Sinker, Tate Galleries, UK, Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter, UK, Steve Benford, University of Nottingham, UK
This paper presents the initial findings from the prototype iterative development of the Cartography Project. This is a novel digital platform for the relational documentation of participatory art practices in museums and art galleries. Iteratively developed with practitioners from the field of participatory arts, along with participants, by the Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool and computer science and performance and new media researchers at the Universities of Nottingham and Exeter, UK. The pilot Cartography project offered a range of viewpoints through which a participatory work can be seen for all its complexity and raised questions about museum conventions for collecting, contextualising and presenting cultural artefacts and practices, both in the museum and online.
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