Residencies, Public Realm, Past projects: GET LOST! / Rob Ray @Grizedale Forest (2010)
In 2010 AND commissioned US artist Rob Ray to create a new interactive mapping project in Grizedale Forest, Get Lost!
The GPS and compass-enabled adventure asked participants to become “disorienteers” losing their way and rediscovering wonder, helplessness, and imagination using tools they would normally use to find their way. The sense of calm that comes from knowing where you are at all times can be reassuring, but also a bit boring.
Five hundred GET LOST! books were available at the park orientation and visitors center buildings. GET LOST! participants used the included compass (or their gps) and pencil to choose their own adventure through the Grizedale Forest.
The GET LOST! books were also placed in pre-existing geocaching boxes throughout the Grizedale forest. Encouraging geocachers to do something after they arrived and also have them use their GPS device in ways they never imagined.