There is No Map: Virtual Walks in a Vanishing Landscape


IAMD student Linda Elshami's MFA thesis exhibition, There is No Map: Virtual Walks in a Vanishing Landscape

 
DateWednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:00pm

Cost

FREE

Location

Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen Street West

Please join us for IAMD student Linda Elshami's MFA thesis exhibition, There is No Map: Virtual Walks in a Vanishing Landscape. The exhibition runs from April 15 to 22, 1 to 7 p.m. daily, with an opening reception on April 17 starting at 6 p.m.

There Is No Map is a body of work that contributes to an ongoing investigation of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank. The work is manifested in optic and haptic modes of representation; it embodies a geopolitical struggle using critical and methodological graphic design praxis and an interdisciplinary approach that integrates cartography and architecture.

The production of occupation hinges on the Israeli spatial practices that continuously shift, construct, deconstruct, segregate, and shuffle the landscape of the West Bank. These practices are present in the continuous building of settlements, gates, checkpoints, and separation barriers; pouring concrete becomes an act of casting political ideologies and a condition for the expansion of Israel. The exhibition examines these spatial practices close up and at a distance. As such, the work examines the geography/landscape of the West Bank as a (site) through performing virtual tours (sight) using Google Earth to render a landscape in transition.

DateWednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:00pm

Cost

FREE

Website Location

Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen Street West

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:00pm

Please join us for IAMD student Linda Elshami's MFA thesis exhibition, There is No Map: Virtual Walks in a Vanishing Landscape. The exhibition runs from April 15 to 22, 1 to 7 p.m. daily, with an opening reception on April 17 starting at 6 p.m.

There Is No Map is a body of work that contributes to an ongoing investigation of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank. The work is manifested in optic and haptic modes of representation; it embodies a geopolitical struggle using critical and methodological graphic design praxis and an interdisciplinary approach that integrates cartography and architecture.

The production of occupation hinges on the Israeli spatial practices that continuously shift, construct, deconstruct, segregate, and shuffle the landscape of the West Bank. These practices are present in the continuous building of settlements, gates, checkpoints, and separation barriers; pouring concrete becomes an act of casting political ideologies and a condition for the expansion of Israel. The exhibition examines these spatial practices close up and at a distance. As such, the work examines the geography/landscape of the West Bank as a (site) through performing virtual tours (sight) using Google Earth to render a landscape in transition.

Venue & Address: 
Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen Street West
Cost: 
FREE
Keywords: 
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