November 6 - December 15, 2017
Excerpt on from Poster Session at 2018 College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles.
For me, the creation of these maps visualizes the cyclical repurposing of territory from colonial outliers of nation-states to neo-colonial surrogates for transnational corporations. Sheldon Wolin describes this world as an “Inverted Totalitarianism,” that unlike classic fascism is not formed by nationalism, but rather by “private media that disseminates propaganda and encourages political disengagement” (Wolin 2008). Instead of being overcome by nationalistic enthusiasm, authoritarianism today defeats us with the entertainment of a voyeuristic spectacle.
Image Left: (Superpower: Mercator Projection, 2017, interactive digital map, 4537 px x 8000 px)Image Right: (Superpower: Gall-Peters Projection, 2017, interactive digital map, 4537 px x 8000 px)