Selenographia, 2017, Screen printing on archival paper, ed. of 5, 28 X 30 inches
Icosahedron Luna, 2017, Screen printing on archival paper, ed. of 5, 4 x 4 x 4 inches
This current work is an exploration of the printing medium as a form of investigation of space and ownership through data encapsulation. A fine layer of translucent substance has been added to this screen printed map of the moon to enhance the topographical features of this ''round'' celestial body. It covers a full circle even though the moon is shown in a partial state of its cycle. This last layer, only visible through close encounter and manipulation of the print, acts as an attempt to address the perception of information and the ways it is concealed and experienced visually. It is also a reminder of humans' desire to extend their influence and power over vast spaces and cartographies: the moon as a physical object is out of reach on a regular basis, yet we maintain a close relationship to it as it is made familiar by the extensive body of knowledge we have produced about it.
The map is accompanied by Icosahedron Luna, a foldable screen printed moon globe, which does not need a specific stand. It is constructed following the Dymaxion-Fuller projection, thus offering an decentered representation of the celestial body and revealing the arbitrary power underlined within globe maps. The transition from 2-D to 3-D object further calls to attention our truncated vision of the whole within the tropes of knowledge and representation.
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