Chartjunk represents a portion of a larger, collaborative work under the umbrella of the Nomadic Research Unit, a tribute to the incredible research produced by the Australian National University (ANU) Urban Research Unit, established by my late, great, Uncle Max Neutze. The project questions the notion of the dérive, searching for patterns, emotions and rhythms in the collected data.
This ongoing mapping project combines psychogeography and traditional cartography drawing and reproduction processes. The maps and data collected in the past 12 months reflect emotions and experiences related to acts of public art installation in urban space – street art.
Chartjunk is the first visualization of this unique data – covering 489 kilometers, 5465 minutes over eight cites.
Image: Chartjunk, 2017; courtesy of the artists