NomadicMILK by Esther Polak - 2009
The NomadicMILK art project tracks the daily routes of two milk related economies in Nigeria, between January and December 2009. It follows the movements of Mr. Idiris, a cowherd, and his family during the dry season. It also follows the distribution of PEAK milk, one of the best-known brands of powdered and condensed milk in Nigeria. The routes are traced by GPS, and drawings of each route are made on the ground, using a custom-developed GPS drawing robot. This way we can easily discuss the routes with the people involved. Finally, mono prints are made of every route: a set of 12 sand-colored prints per route, and thus per person.