Milwaukee, video, 5:39 (2013)
This video project was accompanied by a study of map and of the activity of mapping. From the ancient Chinese maps drawn on silk and metal, to the Northern/Southern Hemisphere of the Celestial Glob, a map of magical creatures, drawn by Albrecht Dürer, we’ve been trying to record, organize, and reproduce our surrounding for practical, political, or scientific purposes. From the gigantic, complicated, ever-changing reality to a coherent, definite, and portable piece of paper, mapping is a process of translation in-between multiple dimensions. While Google Maps enables the world to be extended endlessly among my fingers, the scale of imagination and the length of memory it can arise made this video. Milwaukee is a city not far from Chicago, I took the Amtrak train, which took off at 1:05pm and arrived at 2:34pm.