The first example of CacheArt was created by artist Kristaps Gulbis in New York in 2010. This work titled A United States Coast Guard Lieutenant and His Bride Talking to Their Priest Shortly Before the Wedding Ceremony While Other Coast Guard Officers Watch Suspiciously as a Nordic Walking Enthusiast Approaches Them is located on Governors’ Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor.
CacheArt offers everyone the possibility of seeking contemporary artworks, finding and discovering them worldwide within the system of Geocaching aiming to promote contemporary art not dominating over the environment, but fostering instead a sensitive and personal dialogue with the visitor and respecting the interests of other users of public space.
The idea of CacheArt is searching for a balance between the creative freedom of artistic interventions in public space and the interests of the majority. The goal is to introduce a wide audience to contemporary artworks in a personal and democratic way using technology as mean of communication for locating the artwork, not necessarily the media for the production of the artwork itself.
Because of the public nature and democratic approach of placing the artworks (locations chosen by artists themselves), CacheArt can be considered a modern version of graffiti art. However, there are distinct ideological differences. The philosophy of CacheArt is to respect the needs and interests of the majority and cultivate a sensitive approach to the environment, establishing new links between art professionals and the general public