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Collaborative Work: Trace Mapping


Installation; digital printed post card of film photographs, drawing, unfired clay

collaborated with Ruzanna Hanesyan, an Armenian artist.

The project explores the concept of mapping, archiving and sampling of the desert landscape in Joshua Tree. Drawing, clay, film photograph was used to capture the process of mapping. The first intention was to reveal the relation of subjects. Who and what is the subject? The relation between the two artist individuals, the artist and land, the human and land, and the individual to themselves.
The fired clay on the drawing map resembled war room map. The post-cards with stamp of clay on the back talks of the non-verbal language of nature and spirituality. Audience is asked to look down and walk around the floor-installation, their movement mimics the artist’s movement.