Issue 12.1-12.2 | Fall 2013/Spring 2014 / Guest edited by Janet R. Jakobsen and Catherine Sameh

Atlas

Artist statement

A map reveals the spaces we choose to recognize, mark, and represent; it implies how spaces are claimed, which bodies get to occupy them, and how they can move through them. This series of “maps” plays with the discursive power that visual language and mapping technologies lend to ideas of space: fragmenting, glitching, and reconstructing Google Earth screenshots of locations with political importance transforms their coded language into near meaningless patterns.