“Mapping the Empire” by Christina Nguyen Hung

  • ©, Christina Nguyen Hung, Mapping the Empire


    Mapping the Empire

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Artist Statement:

    In Mapping the Empire v.1, four HD video cameras are strapped to my wrists and ankles as I traverse a rock formation. A “map” of the terrain emerges from the process that suggests a mode of perception that is distributed, and polyvalent. This work is inspired in part by Umberto Eco’s essay, “On the Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire on a Scale of 1 to 1” The “map” I create nonsensical — more accurate as a record of motion defined by the logic of living flesh, rather than a systematic grid-like construction of space and time. [source: Vimeo].



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