Mixed Media Installation, 2017 / 2018 - In progress
Blind Explorers is a map series that investigates how the recent world lines were shaped by individual explorers and conquering empires. And discusses the fact that maps present how we see the world beyond geographical vision.
In order to create the perfect image for the real cartographic map of the present, a map that shows the actual unseen distance between countries. In the shade of a world that limits some individuals mobility and prevents them from exploring the known before the unknown.
The Beatus world map, With Adam, Eve, and the Serpent in the Garden of Eden at the top. The Mediterranean is represented as a blue line in the center, the River Nile, as its continuation bending to the right, and the Red Sea as a vertical red line. Two rectangular at the bottom left are marked Britain and Scotland. The Silos Apocalypse was produced for Beatus of Liébana by Petros in Spain (Silos), 1109. The written words are in Latin and visigothic.
World map by Benedictine Andreas Walsperger of Constance, dated around 1448. It's location today is the Vatican library, Rome.
Arabic zonal world map, copied from one by al-Idrisi of 1154, with curved parallels south at the top. al-Idrisi (Abu Abd Allah Muhammed al-Idrisi) was an Arab cartographer born in Spain who lived in Sicily, then governed by the Norman Roger II.