Silverberg, Robbin Ami: Simulacrum (or Mapping)
Simulacrum (or Mapping) responds to the idea presented in the stories by both Jorge Borges & Lewis Carroll that to be true to reality a map would necessarily be 1:1… a brilliantly absurd and obviously impossible concept. Two pamphlets with these texts are accompanied by a set of maps displaying the ever-changing borders of historical & present-day Ukraine. They are cut and embedded into ripped translucent papers, reminding us of the war-torn reality there. It also shows that cartography presents a diagram of signifiers that reference the physical world, and thus, mapping is always subjective.
en., cut maps and texts in transparent paper, Ed. of 10 Varianten, num., sign., New York, 2023, Dobbin Books
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