San Francisco, CA
Maps are born out of our impulse to orient ourselves and understand
our positions. But to what extent can maps reorient or even disorient?
The works in Reorientation are an investigation into the capacity of
maps to represent the subjective, the confusing, or even the
nonsensical. Ranging from the insertion of personal anecdotes into the
universality of Google Maps to the literal scrambling of space in a
map of a hometown cut into puzzle pieces, the artists in Reorientation
use maps as the very method by which to illuminate the informational
limits as well as the imaginative possibilities of mapping. In doing
so, they find room in maps for stories, wandering, and mystification.