VALENTINA BONIZZI
Cartographers

Video / Sound

6 October, 2018

VENUES

The Castle
Duration: 22’

K1

Valentina Bonizzi

Title: Cartographers

Medium: Video / Sound

Duration: 22’

Courtesy: The artist

Year: 2015

 

At the outburst of WWII, people who were living in, or migrants originating from, around the region of Molise in Italy, had to deal with different consequences which were related to the same cause: their Italian nationality.

 

The practice of cartography, or map making, has to do with developing a stable, that is, dependable account of a landscape in terms of both its physical aspects, such as the topography and flora, and the abstract, such as political borders.

 

Yet when the tools typically employed to survey physical landscapes are used to attempt to pinpoint the individual, Cartographers demonstrates that they are awkward instruments for such a task.