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:

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:

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