A specific working axis of MoDe(s) is the visualization of research data through geographic information systems (GIS). The project holds a relational Database where its members can insert and share data from their respective works, qualifying them through specific concepts and keywords that articulate a common theoretical and contextual framework. Through the collection and intersection of data related to the whole Cold War period, it becomes possible to visualize the trajectories of cultural agents and artifacts on the transatlantic axis, emphasizing their points of contact, transactions or disjunction, as well as their connection to parallel political and social events. Through the use of GIS, MoDe(s) seeks to generate positioned and interpretative readings based on the team’s scientific work, to be shared and discussed with both the scientific community and the general public.
1. Presentation of the case study Regina Silveira (1939) and Julio Plaza (1938) are two artists whose artistic careers are intertwined. Both had a traditional, academic training, but their practices were strongly influenced by the experiments that characterized the period. From painting and sculpture in the case of Plaza, and drawing, painting and engraving in … Continue reading (Inter)crossed trajectories of Regina Silveira and Julio Plaza – Pablo Santa Olalla
MoDe(s) considera los recursos digitales como un complemento crucial de la historiografía del arte y sus métodos más tradicionales basados en la investigación bibliográfica, de archivo y de campo. Hemos concebido una base de datos para recopilar información a partir de proyectos de investigación individuales y permitir el cruce de datos.
Can the history of digital art contribute to a deeper reflection on the articulation of cultural and political practices during the Cold War? We present here the first visualizations of research data obtained through Geographic Information Systems, with our first reflections on the use of these technologies.
English version coming soon! Picture: Exposición Arte Postal Verano, Galeria Bar O’Patacón, A Coruña, 1981.