staywithme (in public space) on google maps is an ongoing artistic intervention designed in interaction with
1 Choose an accessible place that you can physically reach and also find on google maps.
2 Visit the chosen place.
3 Give a name to this place (something functional like „footpath“ or „sidewalk“ or „phone booth“, or personal like „I’m here every day at 8 am“ or „the entrance of the supermarket I’m used to", or a longer description which does make sense for you.
4 Choose a position for you at this place (where exactly to stay or to seat, or to lie).
5 Fix a main point of view and take a picture of the space in front of you; please take a note of the cardinal point you are looking at.
6 Take 3 more pictures by turning you around (clockwise).
7 Record a sound file of 1 minute as soon as you are in the same position as 5 (your main point of view).
8 Before sending the 4 pictures and 1 audio file to arte e parte, please check on google maps the exact position you have been recording evidences, and generate a link of this position.
9 Send to firstname.lastname@example.org the google maps link plus the 5 files, plus the name you gave to the place, plus the timestamp of your visit at the site. arte e parte will confirm the reception of your mail and contact you with the instruction for finalizing your contribution to the project.
Tiny no man's land between Gorizia and Nova Gorica
Visit 45°57'18.6"N 13°38'05.5"E (Gorizia, Italy/Nova Gorica, Slovenia).
"The no man's land between Gorizia (Italy) and Nova Gorica (Slovenia) is very thin and marked with a metal board. Please step on the board and put one foot in Slovenia and the other one in Italy. Take a little time to feel comfortable in this position between the two countries. Open your arms and palms and try to gather sensory impressions and thoughts about the two countries. Close your palms into a fist, as you want to take these qualities and thoughts into your hands. Open your fists and gently touch your heart, releasing any contrast that happens in the past or in the future between these amazing countries. Turn your body 180 degrees and repeat the action as many times as you like. " Salvatore Calí
The wolf's trail
Visit 45°57'18.6"N 13°38'05.5"E (Acquapendente, Italy), and/or here.
"Go to the site with a full teapot and two cups, there is a big stone on the site, or sometimes there is also a tree trunk. Pour some tea into the two cups while looking in the direction south east, and, still looking in that direction, invite the wolf by shouting "Hey Wolf, come and have some tea with me!"" Laura Bartolomei
Where I use to go when skipping high school
"Breathe consciously with your eyes closed and feel the air coming in and out through your nose. When you are ready, try to identify the smells around you and write them down once you are done. " Ilze Petroni
where I used to come to swimm before the lockdown
Visit Epinal Way, Grove Rd, Loughborough,LE11 3QN, UK.
The Colorful Villa Vida
Visit Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Vienna, Austria
The action consists "in the video recording in this spot of the participant saying her/his/their name as an act of belonging/appropriating/being." Claudia Sandoval
one of the only nice and free WC in Amsterdam
Visit 52°22'25.9"N 4°53'40.1"E (the address should be: De Bijenkorf, Dam 1, 1012 JS Amsterdam, NL).
"When you are in the city center of Amsterdam and started to feel little tired after walking all day in the crowds of tourists, visit the top floor of De Bijenkorf for their free restroom.
Choose your booth, clean the toilet seat and sit down.
Then, close your eyes and try to listen the sound around you.
Someone, who just came in, seems very much in a hurry, the cleaning lady is humming some unknown song…
Probably no one here expects that you are listening their private sound and you will have to keep their secret.
When next silence comes , open your eyes and do your needs if necessary.
Flush the toilet and come out as natural as possible." Mariko Hori
Il prato sopra la stalla / The meadow above the barn at Pian delle Betulle
Visit 46°01'40.8"N 9°24'10.8"E (called Pian delle Betulle, birch plane, near Lecco, Italy)
"Quando cammino in questo luogo, a volte piove, a volte splende il sole e tira vento, ogni volta non è mai uguale e questo accade anche a me.
Se vi trovate da queste parti, salite sull'albero , è accessibile, e urlate quello che volete alla montagna o a agli animali che potete trovare a pascolare sul prato." Emilia Bianchini
"When I walk in this place, sometimes it rains, sometimes there is the sun and the wind blows, it is never the same , and so happens even to me.
If you are around here climb the tree, it is accessible, and shout what you want to the mountain behind you or to the animals grazing on the lawn, if there are any." Emilia Bianchini