Soft-map: infinite south


In Soft-maps, cartographic elements are transformed into malleable rubber objects, deforming the maps’ original forms.

The first work of the series is Soft-map I, whose drawing of the world map in Mercator projection is cut out of rubber, which deconstructs the grid that guides the geographic representation of the continents.

In Soft-map (infinite south), the world map projection shows the south and the north in equal proportions. In this cartographic projection (drawn by John F. W. Herschel in 1859), the north pole is represented by a point, while the south pole appears on diverging lines, projecting into infinite space.

SOFT-MAP (INFINITE SOUTH), 2022. Piece made of rubber. 220x400cm