Mobile Misuse

Pattie Belle Hastings
Tactical Nomadic Storytelling

Tactical Nomadic Storytelling

Working Definitions

2 a: of or relating to tactics: as (1): of or relating to small-scale actions serving a larger purpose (2): made or carried out with only a limited or immediate end in view b: adroit in planning or maneuvering to accomplish a purpose


2 : roaming about from place to place aimlessly, frequently, or without a fixed pattern of movement

1 : a teller of stories: as a: a relater of anecdotes b: a reciter of tales (as in a children’s library) c: liar , fibber d: a writer of stories

Tactical Nomadic Storytelling is an art project that combines live storytelling and props with mobile digital media (visual and audio). I have created a mobile storytelling projection unit and a series of short stories that combine video/animation, audio, mobile devices and live performance. These digital live art experiences are designed to be performed strategically and spontaneously at tram stops, train stations, corners, alleys, bathrooms - virtually any spot on the street or any unexpected place around a town or city.

Documentation (project still in process)

The Mobile Projection Unit

Pictures from the test run at Atelier Nord, March 2009

The Mobile Misuse project is supported in part by a Fulbright Scholar grant, an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant, an Artists’ Residency at Atelier Nord and by a Quinnipiac University research sabbatical.

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