Haus Orhbeck Residencies
In residence:2019, 2020 and 2021.
Project shown below: Osnabruck July 2020
During my second residency at Haus Orhbeck during the Covid Epidemic, it was decided to run all events remotely.I wanted to create a map that showed our humanity and connected us from afar via significant objects, thoughts, and ideas.
Our Haus Ohrbeck 2020 Map, is made up of 36 objects sent in by participants. Although they could be arranged in many different ways, this is one way of creating groups of objects. I could have used simple words that describe feelings like Love, Comfort, Gratitude, Prayer, and Connection. The beauty of maps is that the KEY can be very much about what the designer wishes to portray.
Inspiration and prior maps set the scene for the work above.
The Mappa Mundi. Several stories, myths, and religious events within a map within a cultural context within what was accessible and possible at the time. The Hereford Mappa Mundi dates from c. 1300. It is displayed at Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map still known to exist. A larger mappa mundi, the Ebstorf map, was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1943, though photographs of it survive.
Smyrna/ Izmir. My first map. Reconstruction of my mother’s home town, destroyed by war in 1922.
A map of Istanbul inspired by the places my father mentions in his writings about his childhood in the Polis.
My home town with some lost Catholic churches and mosques or as I imagined them, predating their conversion to Orthodox churches.
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