The city has defined itself, since its origin, as a double territory with two specificities: to form a delimited space, and within that limited space, to connect to other territories. The elements of the city evolve in time allowing its territory to grow out of its geographical and tangible limits. As a delimited space it develops a public perception, not only visible (with the right to be overseen) but also accessible (with the right to be visited and experienced) by its inhabitants.
The city of Milan is being defined, by artists Klaus Fruchtnis and Pau Garcia, as a common ground for exploration and development for their residency projects. After a couple of weeks working on the field, the artists have come to a common field where they have encountered many intersections to explore together. Their common goal is to discover together an intimate city -the one reserved to the inhabitants- a space of flanerie (sauntering) and wandering where the memory of a place it mixes to the personal one but at the same time it defines the identity of a collective memory.
GPSme and Exitium go beyond the bounds of any assumptions about forms. The projects highlight and converge to a personal point of view to describe the joint conjunction of form and consciousness as a collective perception.
Klaus Fruchtnis is a French-Colombian photographer, digital artist and lecturer. His research is based on the areas of photography, multimedia, digital drawing and media experimentation. Klaus was born in Colombia in 1978. He has studied Fine Arts at Los Andes University in Bogotá and continued his education at the École des Beaux Arts of Paris and Rennes, France, where he obtained a B.A. in Fine & Digital Arts (Photography, Video and Multimedia), and a Masters in Art & New Media Technology from La Sorbonne University Paris 1. He also participated as a researcher on the EnsadLad Program École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris. His work has been exhibited, performed and published internationally.