4200 Miles of Absolute Location
In my exploration, the 4200 Miles of Absolute Location Project, I examine these places which are defined by latitude and longitude – discrete datum created by humans to define a specific point on the surface of the earth. Looking at places which have been discarded by humans, I’m interested in understanding the layers which remain. Through fusing images and objects with outdated maps, and by removing extraneous information in the piece entitled Traverser with Object, I examine the relevance of maps with our experience of place. I study the non-random line interaction of maps along with the images made in the exact locations represented. The process begins by utilizing traditional film photography and physical maps and then shifts to digital assemblage; by manipulating multiple methods of creation, I am able to better examine these places which interest me.