Another Earth Map

Narrative Installation, 2015
consists of
Another Earth Map
Postsäulen

 

 

This didn't only occur to me: Nearlly every story of utopian places end by the sinking or getting lost of such a place of another similar way. Or the maps leading to those places got lost—and the way ist lost too, forever. 

Stories of utopian places describe models of different ways of communities, refelecting the societies of  the authors's contemporary situation

I made a colection of the name of utopian places, sorted by categories, cities, countries, islands, and planets, and put them on signposts. Its shape is one of several variation of obeliscs which I found as being used within the first mapping of time by my knowledge.

In the year 1694 all important routes of mail and trade in Saxonia were officially mappes in by distances and the mail fees were calculated after the invention of the "kursächsischen Postmeilensäulen". This system economized time, it newls organized the speed of transport. The work of stagecoaches was simplified and optimized, there were less excuses for being late

Different to our use today, the sginpost didn't show the distance in miles but by the time it takes to go that way. The series "Postsäulen" (mail pillars) is divided into quarter, half and full miles distances.

Following the topic of mapping I developed a waolrd map of 38 squares which shows personalities, individual worls drafts, the legacies of colonialization and different form of massive madness in general. 

Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" ACC Galerie Weimar, 2015
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" ACC Galerie Weimar, 2015
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" ACC Galerie Weimar, 2015
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" ACC Galerie Weimar, 2015
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016
Another Earth Map, Ausstellungsanischt "Kingdom Paradise" Städtische Museen Zittau, 2016