rebeccadidomenico-emanat#41Maps are flat renderings of Three Dimensional landscapes. They delineate countries, continents, states and bodies of water. They separate and unite simultaneously. We live in times where wars are fought between countries, over borders, over land and water rights, and yet we are all interconnected through the land, rivers and oceans that exist on our singular planet spinning in space. The world we inhabit is rendered in “Emanate” as ephemeral networks with intricate interconnections, similar to the veins inside our bodies. We live and breathe in the pathways, the journeys where our lives lead us. Some paths we traverse are intentional and some are misadventures or unintended. But all become part of our destinies, the forks we choose and those we leave behind. We weave backwards and forwards, creating our paths as we travel. We live in the gaps, in the interzones.

Here I have re-drawn the territories, so to speak. I have cut through layers of code to rearrange geography. The journeys are mysterious depictions through space. They are the true places; they carry our stories beyond existing boundaries. They move in the realm of the inner world, between experience and imagination, the world where the personal quest is perfectly crafted for each individual and also part of a greater universal migration.

Site specific installation, Variable size (approximately 10ft x 20ft), paper maps and map pins, 2015