High Sea

The oceans transcend international boundaries. The Convention of the High Seas states a specific sense of freedom: the oceans belong to no particular land; therefore, the international waters have no sovereignty, defining that all states have the freedom to navigate and explore (fishing, researching, installing cables, for example, is allowed).

This zone of freedom and without borders evokes a sense of utopia, where everything is potentially possible.

In High-Sea (Atlantic), a sea map is enlarged and split into many pieces, following its quadrant sections (if all the parts are put on a surface, they will recreate the whole map on a bigger scale). A sense of abstraction or incompleteness is related to the representation of the ocean.

We tend to believe the maps are accurate representations of reality – although they are always a partial depiction of places and ideas. There is still a gap between the world and a plan. All information or data suppressed and all distortions applied in drawing a map are political points of view toward reality.

 

HIGH-SEA (ATLANTIC)
Photograph 
90 x 450 cm
2018