X marks the memory

X marks the Memory

A series of twenty subjective representations in the form of a map of Pegaso Park in Sant Andreu aims to reveal the impossibility of objective representation and thus underline the importance of memory and personal reminiscences when preparing a map.
Any physical space we think of has to pass through the filter of our memory. And if we want to represent this space in pictures, we have to turn to our memory of it and use our skills for abstract representation. Often used as a tool for general, almost scientific interpretation, maps are actually an utterly conventional representation. In the same way that everyone experiences reality in accordance with their own perspective, their firsthand experiences or the use they make of a space, these maps a re all different even though they represent the same space: Pegaso Park in Sant Andreu neighbourhood in Barcelona.

I've asked 20 different persons to draw a map of the Pegaso Park. Then I've match them all, trying to re-construct a map made out of all the different maps. I've recorde with contact microphones the contact of the pencil in the paper while drawing.

EXHIBITIONS
"Cartografies Urbanes", La llotja, Febrer 2013 (in collaboration with Sala d'Art Jove)
"Premis ArtFAD", dHUB, Barcelona, 25 Juny 2013

Materials: 20 maps on paper, projection, audio file.
Exhibited in the context of "Cartografies Urbanes" at La Llotja, Barcelona. Catalogue here.
You can hear the audio here.

EXHIBITONS:
Semifinalista - ArtFAd awards. Barcelona, July 2013
"Cartografies Urbanes", curated by Judith Vidiella, Jose Antonio Delgado & Rachel Fendler. Barcelona, February 2013. Barcelona
"Tripe mortal" at La Capella. Collective exhibition with the students from Fine Arts UB & Massan art school. February 2014. Barcelona
La Xina ART exhibition with Marikko Kumon. May 2014. Barcelona

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Fernando
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Ceferino
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Joan Antoni
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Karen
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Drawing the maps
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"Recording" the map
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Images of memory do not coincide
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