There

There (map) 135cm x 100cm, paper and card.

Once the ostensible content of the map is removed, the sense of scale collapses. What becomes significant is the physicality of the paper with its complex folds, its rips and wear - clearly faked signs of usage. Territory is not understood as a plan seen from an imaginary distant place, as if from above. The work posits landscape as something experienced through human activity and interpretation. Attention is on the near, the surface and the traces of handling – in fact here. Because of this denial of remoteness, the work fails to become the There of its title.