On 13th October 2007:
For one day only, Martin John Callanan will travel around the Velocity Festival and Morecambe Bay, sending information on his whereabouts to an online map in our specially constructed map room at Lancaster Railway Station. Visit the map room at the station and help us to track the artist’s location throughout the day. Interact with Martin through text messages, photography and drawing as he visits towns, stations and landmarks around the bay.
Incoming Messages (archived)
Incoming messages from Martin John Callanan to the Velocity Map Room at Lancaster Rail Station
Morecambe Bay taken during the journey
Velocity Festival Information
Martin John Callanan will use a mobile phone to publish his physical geographical location to the internet as he travels the VELOCITY festival. Visitors to Lancaster’s map room will interact with a live map of Martin’s location, transforming his physical location into a drawing.
VELOCITY is an extraordinary 3 week long festival of digital art and culture that will stretch from Barrow to Lancaster around Morecambe Bay. VELOCITY’s artworks, performances, games, podcasts, films, workshops and art installations will follow the coastline, showing you this beautiful and sublime setting in a new, creative light. Using the rail route as its navigator, VELOCITY’s journey will encompass new world-class art, technology’s role in society, and contemporary issues that affect the Bay and its communities. There will be art works at train stations, performances on the trains, podcasts you can download to take on your train journey, and much much more.