Between Folds / Maps

A collection of over 100 maps from the 19th and early 20th century.
117 x 168 cm
2010

As maps trace vast expanses of land to be explored, Francisca expands on the possibilities of travel by combining many maps to form one. Removing these maps from their geographical context, this work invites us to read into the many different ways we had of documenting land in the past. We are offered an orientation of a different kind; the varying veins of coloured and distinctive maps lead into one another ā€“ from topographical and geographical to political ā€“ while the ā€˜Nā€™ of North emerges from the deep in watery blues. Guided by the marbled texture of road lines, this map magically unfolds before us, exposing a landscape that oscillates with the diversity of the different interpretations of the world.

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