Author: Borja-Villel, Manuel, Jean-François Chevrier, Octavi Rofes, et al
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 368
Illustrations: 164 Color Illustrations. 117 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10 1/2”x 9 1/2”
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Cat. of exh. Bio.
Moving from one place to another, constantly changing countries, and always living as a foreigner allows for an expressiveness that is inaccessible to the sedentary artist. In that same sense, travelling to marginalized or peripheral territories can result in an unusual representation of the world. This is the situation of Fahlström, who used his work as a keen cartographic instrument to measure the planet’s geopolitical and geopoetic changes. His work–ranging from islands to peninsulas to continents and planetary maps–take the language of the comic to its logical conclusion. Through that the artist filters historical and cultural information, encouraging an ethical understanding of how the globe is represented. His maps are an amorphous representation of the flow of power over territory.