Tuesday, 25 September 2007

After a Long Silence-There is Much More to Share

Finland's Unnamed Islands Paper map fragments between microscope slides on aluminum shelves, 1 foot x 8 feet, 2000

Finland's Longest RoadPaper map fragment in glass petri dish, 3/4 x 6 x 6 inches, 2000

Coastal Merger, Reconstructed paper map, 15 x 30 inches, 1993

Dissection, manipulation, pathologies, and coastal mergers are but some of what Nina Katchadourian investigates in her maps. You can visit her at http://www.ninakatchadourian.com .
The delicate cut outs, the merging of spaces and creating new identities give her work an ethereal inquisitive appeal.

Friday, 29 June 2007

Josh Dorman

"I tilt these flattened lands into the frontal plane and then I seek routes and valleys back into space. I'm hoping for vertigo," Josh Dorman. To view more of his work please visit his site at: http://www.joshdorman.net/

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Layla Curtis: Exploring Mapping Concepts

Student from Tower Hamlets College, 2007

Student from Tower Hamlets College, 2007

In Spring 2007 artist Layla Curtis worked with students at Tower Hamlets College to explore the concept of mapping by looking at themes such as: Memory – how our memory/ knowledge of the places important to us varies from person to person and the effect this has on how we then map a place. How mapping can be subjective and the appearance of maps/ information included in a map can depend on who is doing the mapping. Differing world views - how each of our experiences of the world and how we see it visually is slightly different. And the types of boundaries are present in traditional cartography their own personal cartographic boundaries.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Francesca Berrini

Good vs Evil..............Romantic Vacation

Francesca Berrini transforms vintage maps of places she has longed to visit into fine art maps of entirely new and imagined worlds. She obsessively tears up original vintage maps into tiny pieces, and then reconstitutes them, using a painterly process, into new maps and directional devices that reflect a longing for places unseen.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Jessica Rankin, Threads & Mental Maps

Coda, 2004................Nocturne, 2004
Memory mapping is something we may have done at some point in our lives, but Jessica Rankin takes the process one step further and uses the delicate art of embroidery to put on paper and other materials her mental maps using codes and signs. To find out more visit: http://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/jr/

Peter Fend, Ocen Earth Construction Development Co.

Ocean Earth: Europa, 1991 Parallelprojekte. Vorschlage fur Condeleeza Rice, 2005

Seeking a synthesis of art and science he founded the Ocean Earth Construction and Development Corporation in 1980, where he assembled artists, architects, as well as scientists. The group‘s aim is research on alternative energy sources. They use satellite imaging to monitor and analyze global ecological and geopolitical hot-spots, largely for media clients. Considering the world a living earthwork, ecological aspects are linked to and interconnected with artistic aspects.(MediaArtNet)

Friday, 8 June 2007

Personal Geographies: Shared Journies

As part of the Creative Mapping London Project mapping artist Monica de Miranda worked with students aged 13-15 at the City Learning Centre in Newham, London. She collaborated with geographer Paul Goodwin and teacher Julia Millette. Below are examples student map art theyalso created video collages related to their culture, identity and personal geographies

Nazuma Begum, 2007 Kenny Lee, 2007 Charlotte Lee, 2007

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Sensorial Map, Newham College & Christian Nold

The Newham Sensory Deprivation Map is the result of an intensive workshop with 36 art students from Newham Sixth Form College. The students were put into pairs, one of whom was blindfolded and given ear defenders so that they could not see or hear. The other student was given a Global Positioning System as well as pen and paper. To read more: http://www.softhook.com/sensory.htm . The artist and student collaboration is one of the many projects in East London created wihtin iniva's Creative Mapping Project. http://www.iniva.org/.

Monday, 21 May 2007

Taking Soundings, Yolande

Taking soundings of ones position relative to satellites orbiting the earth rather than relative to ones immediate environment, strikes me as a kind of blind guidance, which encourages feelings of security or insecurity (Yolande Harris) . Read more http://yolande.janvaneyck.nl/takingsoundings.htm

Tim Clinton, Architecture & Maps

Brass Chicken, 2006
Tim Clinton is a San Francisco based artist who incorporates aspects of architecture and imaginative engineering into his own brand of cartographic art. His work takes the viewer between, through and across expected meridians. (As per Swipple Gallery's information) http://www.swipple.com/exhibit.php?id=106

Monday, 14 May 2007

Ian Hundley : Quilt Maps

Bierbergen Oedelum Black2006 You can watch a video of Ian Hundley talking about his work on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBH88oFlUU or visit his site:http://www.ianhundleystudio.com/quilts.php. He takes maps of real locations and transforms them into informative quilts.

Analgoue Art Map

Map Me mapped Adelaide social networks via 2d & 3d methods over two weeks in a gallery space. People were invited to add links on the map suing crafty materials. To read more visit the http://analogueartmap.blogspot.com/ site.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Matthew Cusick, Map Art & Car Travel

Mattew Cusick, beautiful master map works appropriating the theme of travel, roads, movement and maps. You can see more of his work at: http://www.lisadent.com/ArtistWorks/Matthew/MatthewShowcase.html

Scott St John / Tofu Art

Urban Map Quilt 2002
The artist works with maps to reconstruct other images such as quilts, 3d works, circles/dots and other figures. I can't explain it all, its better if you visit his site: http://www.tofuart.com/.

El Mapa di Mi Cuerpo, Tatiana Parcero

Cartographies, a series of photographs by artist Tatiana Parcero where she explores ideas of the body and cartography. To see more of her work please visit : http://www.zonezero.com/EXPOSICIONES/fotografos/tatiana/p1en.html or http://www.bernicesteinbaumgallery.com/artists/parcero/images.html

Shannon Rankin, Interdisciplinary Artist/Craftsperson

Shannon Rankin

In search of connections among geography, anatomy and botany, she combines the visual elements of maps, anatomical illustrations and natural forms to explore themes of travel, healing and time.
Transpant, 2007

Kathy Prendergrast

Little Universe 2 2006 To view more examples of Kathy Prendergrast visit: http://www.kerlin.ie/artists/prenderg.html. Kathy has used many cartographic maps in her art. From making a map of the USA using only the names of places where lost is part of the name. She also has created body maps such as this:

Guillermo Kuitca

Zurich, 2002 To see more of Guillermos Kuitca's work please visit: http://www.speronewestwater.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists/record.html?record=6. His work includes many cartographic and architectural forms.

Nikolas Schiller

He is sly, this rebel cartographer. He makes maps that look like quilts, masks, feathers, acid trips. You can find America in these maps -- you can probably find your house in these maps -- if you can find the maps at all, since their creator has posted them to an online underground.
Nikolas Schiller, 26, is the god of this alternative reality. Making maps at a frenzied pace of one every two days for the past 1,000 days, he has done everything he could to keep himself off the map of the World Wide Web. You can visit his site at http://www.nikolasschiller.com/.

Mashup Maps / Who is Sick

You may have heard about google mashup maps, well here is one for those of you who fall ill at some point in the near future. Who is Sick: basiclly you can post the type of illness you have sharing with those in your area, it combines health and maps for your to post.

My Return...Sue Beyer Map Artist

On my return i discovered through my trusty search engine yet another artist working with cartography. Her print works are very beautiful and something which can inspire any student to get working on printed work. Visit her site at http://suebeyer.blogspot.com/http://suebeyer.blogspot.com/http://suebeyer.blogspot.com/http://suebeyer.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Ibrahim Miranda, Mapping Artist

Cuban artist Ibrahim Miranda has been working with an array of maps to create fantastical animals and spaces often using the maps of his home country. To view more of his works please visit the link below: http://www.universes-in-universe.de/car/venezia/bien49/latam/e-miranda.htm

Friday, 30 March 2007

Qin Ga, the Long March

Now it became artist Qin Ga's turn to travel the Long March route, starting from Luding Bridge, Sichuan Province, crossing over the snowy mountains and swampy grasslands, marching towards Yan'an. Accompanying him were Gao Feng, Gao Xiang, Li Ding, and Mei Er (a tattoo artist and three cameramen). They were to help record and tattoo onto Qin Ga's back the remaining sites left unvisited by the Long March team.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Flickr and Mapping Features

Uploading an image using your mobile phone to map your photos. As I suspected all you do need is a mobile phone and GPS bluetooth using a programme called Zonetag. You can read all about it here:

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Community Maps Project

The Community Maps Project working with local schools and university students exploring community through mapping the areas. Nice work created by students and something that can be done in the classroom. http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~rol1851/community/maps_project.html

Monday, 12 March 2007

New Geographies Exhibition-Monica de Miranda

Rooted in cross-cultural fertilisations, New Geographies pushes the boundaries of the conventional notions of place and nation. A solo exhibition reflecting on how globalisation is profoundly transforming our apprehension of the world, provoking new senses of identity and the creation of new territories. New Geographies explores the subsequent erosion of national identities and the advent of a new cosmopolitanism, embodied by the juxtaposition of a rich mix of communities in a contemporary urban metropolis, such as London.

Opening at 198 Gallery, 198 Railton Road, Herne Hill, Lambeth, London, SE24 0LU
Dates: March 29 to May 11, 2007

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Strange Maps...Blog

This little jem of a blog shows all types of STRANGE MAPS like Inside the Hollow Earth and many others, enjoy! http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston, USA

This map centre may not be in the UK or elsewhere outside the North American continent; however the website is filled with mapping goodies...like education resources, lesson plans and an online exhibition.

Creative Cartography Exhibition, New Urban Arts

New Urban Arts (youth focused organisation) in the USA worked with young people on creative cartography and had the works displayed. You can visit their flickr site for more images.

Wednesday, 28 February 2007


It's always interesting where info mapping will turn up. In the Times newspaper on Monday 26.02.07 they had an article about worldmapper. Worldmapper is a site where you can find many world maps which show distorted shapes of countries to indicate specific types of information such as population, military spending, etc. And here some of still think maps are used for locating physical spaces. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1438060.ece

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Mount Fear / Artist Abigail Reynolds

Artist Abigail Reynolds, Mount Fear

3-d works of information taken from frequency and location of crimes from official statistics. Mount Fears have been created for East London, Manchester, Eindhoven and South London.

Friday, 23 February 2007

Susan Stockwell..Map quilts, dresses....

Artist Susan Stockwell utilises all types of paper maps in her creations. Her work is charged with questions of places, culture, relationships, and maps of course.

Red Road Dress, 2004

Flow Map....Rather artistic


Cartographers have used flow maps to illustrate the flow of objects from one place to another. Some show migration, goods, pollution, etc. Please visit http://graphics.stanford.edu/papers/flow_map_layout/ to find out more. They are rather beautiful scientific works of information.

Seems like a long time...what a flu can do


I can imagine some fun interactive games could come from this art work. Its like walking through a city only not seeing what is around you but listening to what is around you. By artist Iori Nakai


Friday, 16 February 2007

Surface Patterns: Audio Tours

Jen Southern in collaboration with Blinkmedia created an audio tour using GPS device to investigate how memory is connected to urban and domestic spaces.
Jen Southern has created many map related projects both as a solo artist and in collaborations.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Maplecroft Maps - InfoMapping

Maplecroft maps is a highly visual, web-based resource which contains detailed country information for over 200 states and maps key social, economic, environmental and political issues and their significance to business and society.


Antique Celestial Atlas

Antique celestial atlas and images, artworks and historical objects from the US Naval Observatory. Visit the homepage and you can find all sorts of wonderful treasures. The celestial maps were made by Alexander Jamieson.


Springfield, USA (The Simpsons)

The map of Springfield, USA imaginary map using all types of archives and imagination giving life to a place that only exists in another world.

Time Lapsed Maps / Time-Line

Who has controlled the Middle East over time? Any many other interesting time lapsed maps regarding religion, leadership and war, and signs of occupation.


Memory Box, Thurle Wright

Memory Box one work in the group show ON THE MAP which took place at the North House Gallery in Summer 2006. You can find several beautiful works of map art. To find out more please visit the website below.

Catch-Up / Fur Map

Artist, Yuval Shaul. Visit the site below for more information on maps created in the shapes of animals integrated with the map of a country made of animal fur.