World map: Fractions of space
In World Map: fractions of space continents maps and islands cut out in a flexible material are suspended side by side in a geometric order that is the distance from the representation used in world maps. “Fractions of space” refers to geographic space as a process that is in constant transformation.
The work is part of the Soft Maps series, where cartography and its structures are rethought using a fluidity principle and deconstruction of an established order. The maps as forms of representation of spaces and various narrative construction (political, historical, social, etc.) are recurrent elements in Marina’s poetic investigation. Experiments with the materiality of cartography through rubber cutouts, fabrics, and flexible materials are part of her recent research on fluid structures of spatial representation.
World Map: fractions of space (2020). Drawings in soft PVC | 800 x 250 cm (approximately)