Map of the City
Video installation, 21:00, 2006
Map of the City is a double-screen video installation that explores the notion of the building-as-book. Initiated during a six-month residency in Rome, this work sees the city as a textual environment that requires both readers and writers. Urban space is compared to a library. This work is inspired by chapels and cathedrals, which act as three-dimensional, immersive representations of the Bible. Quotes from The Gospel of Thomas and Ecclesiastes are interwoven with original text, still photos and electronic soundscapes. The city is depicted as an accumulation of gestures that outstrip the life of the individual.