Traversing/Suburban: Orlando Museum of Art

For their exhibition Traversing\Suburban, Iacovone and Friebele created site-responsive work that examines open space in the Orlando area. The exhibition combines videos, maps and photographs that compare the experiences of real and virtual sites.

The videos show the artists’ virtual and real trips through both Disney World and Celebration, a master-planned suburban community that was conceived and developed by the Walt Disney Company. Iacovone and Friebele traversed the locations online first -- through Google Street View mapping technology and via photographs archived online. Then, the artists visited Disney and Celebration prior to the exhibition to create videos documenting their navigation through the actual places. The two pairs of videos mirror the same patterns of movement. While one video offers the view of their virtual path, the other shows the artists’ trip through real space.

-Karyn Miller, Curator & Director of Exhibitions, Arlington Arts Center