Mapping Shadows

Galleri Rom | Oslo, Norway | 1993

The worlds of experience and representation intersect in this installation (at the Galleri Rom for Arkitektur in Oslo, Norway). In Gamle Byen, Oslo's edge neighborhood, we found a site where modern systems of infrastructure cut into the history and life of the city. It is a place where the representation of the city described in its maps are intermingled with the shadows of past and present time. The work proceeded from the attempt to find a space between these two aspects; between the many maps that have been inscribed upon this part of the city and the shadows that can be found upon its surface. For just as the map indicates a space, it is also without time. The shadow, on the other hand, is of the moment. It exists in time and is always caught between one moment and the next.

Partners: Dan Hoffman and workshop participants at the Institut for RomKunst, Oslo, Norway