Cartographic Bodies


Cartographic Bodies explores the idea of the body both as a cartographic territory and tool. Two of the experiments included in this project attempt to map the body: a photographic series that captures some of the traces of our bodies in our environment and a sound piece that looks for traces of our bodies in our conversations. Three other exercises use the body as an instrument to map the world around us: a sample of body-centric expressions that people use in their everyday lives to relate to other people, themselves, and their environment; a map that presents New York City as a human body, and a small book that speculates about what our body parts would remember if they could.

The result is a multimedia installation that invites its viewers to reflect on the role of the body as an interface between self and world.