Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Nina Katchadourian - Austria

AustriaDissected paper map, 6 x 9 inches, 1997, and c-print, 30 x 40 inches, 2006

'Austria describes itself as "the heart of Europe." This photograph shows the entire Austrian road network, dissected from a paper map and formed into the shape of a heart.'

A map contains information in a two dimensional format expressing a three dimesional object. Here Katchadourian has interestingly returned the map to its three dimensional origin, however, she illustrates a term of endearment or expression derived from the country (Austria) in this third dimension.

My own work, yet again, has an element that Katchadourian is experimenting with here; returning the 2D map to 3D. However, my own work cut in to the map and layers them in to a landscape contour instead of sculpting it.

1 comment:

  1. I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art
    has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The
    prices being asked and paid were huge too.
    Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting,,
    bought some time ago from, is as lovely as ever.