Displacements through spaces reconfigure maps: the pathways map the distance between two places, tracing invisible maps formed by flows, oceans, territories, and borders. The same lines that make migratory movements visible are the lines that draw the boundaries dividing countries. A fragmented map emerges, where the seas are zones of passage, and the approximation between continents and borders are geometric abstractions that divide continuous spaces.
Soft-Map: Flux (2021) is an installation made from drawings cut out of synthetic leather. Each piece shows the space between two continents: South America and Africa; Africa and North America; North America and South America. While the continent’s geography representation is recognizable, the stripes that connect them expand in space, constructing a spatiality of space in between.
SOFT-MAP: FLUX Cutouts in synthetic leather and brass rod 250 x 140 x 200 cm (each) 2021
Photos by Tiffany Danielle Elliott