Argleton is a town in the northwest of U.K. which appeared in Google maps without existing in reality.
This project attempts to locate the city of Argleton in a wider cultural narrative. The project comments on the cognitive conceptions of space understood through maps, the notion of place in a mobile and globalised world and the production of place as a container of experiences.
Buildings from all around the world were projected in a real time video synthesis, creating the hybrid space and time of a non-existent town. During the three days of the event the participants exchanged messages through Twitter, sharing experiences and information about this particular town.
Project in collaboration with Marianna Christofi