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31 October - 14 December 2008

Esther Polak


The work of the Dutch artist Esther Polak takes shape around questions of mobility, human movements and our relationship to space thanks to tracking technologies like GPS.

NomadicMilk focuses on milk routes to make the idea of exploring space concrete. The piece, using GPS, follows a specific form of distribution, viz., the migration of nomadic herders and their herds of cows during the dry season in northern Cameroon. Through this migration a part of the contemporary African landscape emerges and is reproduced in sand by a robot interpreting data provided by the global positioning system.

Esther Polak, NomadicMilk, robotic display, Esther Polak 2008

Artist's interview

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