Commissioned by the Fellows of Contemporary Art, A to B is an art project that seeks to explore, map and intervene in the mobile site of the commute. Six Los Angeles based artists, Bulbo, Bia Gayotto, Elana Mann, Vincent Ramos, Linda Samuels and Jane Tsong, will create new work that invites us to reconsider and retrace the familiar commuter routes that we traverse on a daily basis. The following journal documents the project from its research phase to its installation and activation.
Places, landscapes, territories, and all the objects of material culture have a reassuring solidity about them...Mobility, however, has no such presence. It is absent the moment we reflect on it. It has passed us by. It is true that there are places and landscapes of mobility—airports, roads, passages—but this is not the same as mobility itself. Maybe, on the other hand, our ways of knowing are just not mobile enough and we are stuck in a sedentarist metaphysics—a way of knowing that valorizes the apparent certainties of boundedness and rootedness over the slippery invisibility of flux and flow.