Exhibiting artists Alexandra Handal and Susan Stockwell discuss work showing in the Whose Map is it? exhibition and recent projects.
In the current exhibition, Whose Map is it? new mapping by artists, nine contemporary international artists question the underlying structures and hierarchies that inform traditional mapmaking. They provide individual insights that inscribe new, often omitted perspectives onto the map.
Susan Stockwell has created artwork, River of Blood, specifically for Rivington Place. It is about London's north-south river divide. It is made up of real roads taken from around London to form the image of the River Thames. It also refers to human arteries, like a medical diagram stretched across the window - the âskin' of the building.
Names of 418 villages that were lost in the 1948 Israeli occupation are written over and over again on top of each other creating a layered effect in Alexandra Handal's work Labyrinth of Remains and Migration (2001, 2010). Some areas are fainter than others, like memories, and reflect the state of loss in Palestine today. Each drawing is a different district, the denser the text the more villages existed in this area.
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Exhibition from 2 June until 24 July 2010.
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