Mapping, which due to different artistic techniques became an important strategy in art, currently undergoes a renaissance, caused by a cartographic enrichment in the computer culture. The internet and the boom of smart-phone technology creates augmenting technologies, which make the human phantasm of a dynamic access to the pictorial surface of our world come true. According to Lev Manowich in this way the virtual space is replaced by a multidimensional physical space which is augmented by a layer of dynamic information. This development towards a superposition of data flows and geo-referential media aesthetics create orientation systems, which let us become purportedly independent subjects and represent the long since completed paradigmatic change from internet to a "geoweb".
While once pictures of a specific place were created, they always remained limited to an imaginary level. We now seem to gain the ability to imagine and also experience specific places virtually through the exact arrangement of pictures on a digital map. As a visual culture of control this spatial reference is manifested in our everyday world. This seems to be satisfying the human longing for the capability of comprehending abstract, invisible and dynamic structures through pictorial rationality.
In the exhibition "(n)on site" contemporary positions of analog and digital art are presented that deal with the parameters of space and its territorial binding. Through moments of discontinuity the artist confront the return to the physical space and the desire of visibility with an irrational momentum. They oppose with the question about the replaceability of these reference systems and transform them to anonymous examples. In some works the map as an instrument of knowledge and a functional structure of reference gets dematerialised, denied and conversed. In this way out of pragmatic models there can be created a poetic aesthetic, which abolishes the principle of localisation. Diametrically the untouched natural environment, an invincible myth, gets faced with an appropriated designed space which at least unit the fictive with the real existance. At the same time the phenomenas of dissolution and their connecting to the advancing process of globalisation get revealed.