One of the best practices conducting to map creation is to invite people from different environments and ask them to explain how they have arrived.
There are so many different ways to show a journey, especially because of the time that we might need to get from one place to another. Time can change almost everything, regarding the perception of reality and how we see ourselves among the others.
Every journey invites us to create new connections with our home. Every new place will stay in our mind as a part of a mental map of the world, that we imagine differently because of the time we spend on travelling.
Chronography project, dynamic maps, 2017
How people understand the world in terms of physical displacement, like a journey?
If we travel very fast, the space appears in a very reduced way, because of our speed of movement. But how to understand this paradox in a real life, while every journey allows us to mentally open to new places and territories?
Here are some samples of my first project dedicated to cartography of time in today’s world:
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Every journey is a way to re-discover ourselves. We literally grow mentally because of travelling, as our mind fulfills with new data and new connections between them. There are many ways to represent it visually. People are connecting with the others through displacement that can operate as well physically as mentally in virtual reality.
Mapping the path or a destiny?, 2017
workshop organized prior to International Cartographic Conference in Washington DC
Few new pics from Tokyo from July 2019
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When in 1917, French conceptual artist, Marcel Duchamp, has presented for the first time his “ready-made” work of art, nobody thought that the idea of reusing or converting the already made products, would become the main subject of environmental discussion.
When you type in google search: “how to recycle”, you get a million of web pages with fundamental knowledge about the chemical process itself. You can of course find here or there, a lot of opinions and discussions about climate change and how the everyday tasks might influence environment at global scale. However, what shocked me is that, no one is thinking yet about the process of re-cycling in terms of a global & universal philosophy.
So maybe Duchamps project of transforming everyday objects into something else, could become interesting beginning of the thought about it, in a more literary way.
And while thinking about literature, I’ve decided to do something with all these proofs of my graphomania developped during years of different studies. Very first result of the ‘re-cycling’ idea has become to transform all my notes into mobile paintings, where all the thoughts are expressed by the colors and the shapes like on a real map.
Recycled memories. Place in the sun, 2019
Place in the sun #1
Recycling the memories, work in progress
thinking about different ways of re-cycling the memories from distant places on the imaginary maps
Creating individual map of visited places can become a mental exercise. It is a never ending process, re-cycling souvenirs and memories that become parts of our current image of the world.
Sometimes there is nothing else to say, because I think that photos are already saying a lot…
Manhattan, NYC, 2017
Uptown New York, 2017
How does it feel to wake up somewhere and don’t know where and when you are?
Isn’t it essential for traveling to discover less known parts of some very well known places, like such big metropolis, let’s say for example… New York City.
Since Manhattan is the most known of NYC, you might be surprised that it takes only 1 hours to arrive to the best surfing place in this area, Rockaway beach! ( I took a train line 5 to Brooklyn, and then a bus to get into Jacob Riis Park, but there are few other ways…)
Rockaway (Reckouwacky) depending on what translation is used, means “sandy place” or “place of our people” or “neck of the land” in Canarsie Native American language. The Canarsie, as we can read in different guides, were the first people to live on the Rockaway Peninsula. (To be continued)
Gran Canaria, is considered as one of the most popular islands at the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa, which is a part of Spain.
Most of tourists might think that the name comes from a beautiful, very colorful bird, Canary, but it’s the opposite. The birds got the name after the island.
The most common explanation of the name is the story about Mauretanian king Juba II, whose expedition found on the island a “vast multitudes of dogs of very large size”. That’s why we translate “gran canaria” by “island of the dogs”
Whole island is mountainous. Originally settled by the Canarii tribe of Berbers from the Atlas mountains which is now Morocco, although nobody is sure how a mountain people got here exactly.
Beautiful coasts are sunny almost everyday because of warm microclimate.
The southern part of Gran Canaria presents more desertic landscape, you can find here giant dunes but almost no vegetation at all.. sometimes there are even little sandy storms.
Surrounded by the ocean and enourmous sandy beaches, Gran Canaria became one of the surfing top one places around the world!