"Poetry of space"
digital print / laminated glass 2006
Public work–glass wall for the new psykiatric clinic, Östra Sjukhuset Göteborg


Many times, when arriving to a foreign place, I bought a map trying to overlook the unknown.
A map – a representation of the world but never a reflection of it.
A map – both reality and dream. History and future. Space and time.
It´s universal. Image and language in one.

I wanted to create a poetic transparency. Using maps from Venice, a city who changed very little through history. And I thought the map had an interesting form with all the islands and its tangled net of streets and canals.

The image was built up by transparent layers where you can slightly feel the undercurrent of maps, words, name of places, surfaces and structures.

© carina fihn