gravity on the equatorial line

[ 2015 ]


The equatorial line highlights the division of the world in two hemispheres. It also represents a political division of the world in north and south. What if these divisions did not exist? How could the world be understood if there was no difference between southern and northern world? If the world were represented having only one hemisphere, how would it affect our geopolitical perception?

In Gravity on the Equatorial Line all the orthogonal lines that orient the geographical representation of the Earth disappear, and then another system is established based on an imaginary gravity physically influencing the territories. In that other system, frontiers, names of continents and countries or oceans become irrelevant. If the equatorial line were able to alter the physical order of the Earth, interfering in the very gravity and changing the order of the things, it would define a particular vision of the world.

Painted cutout wood / Variable dimension  (approximately 1000x150cm), 2015.

Exhibition Essay on an order of things, at Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre – Brazil, 2015.