twelve thirteen fifteen
nineteen two twelve
twenty-three twenty-six twelve
Three embossed and debossed digital prints with pencil, 2012, 53 x 86 cm edition of 6 +1 AP
Navigating Langsdorff, the three digital prints (twelve thirteen fifteen, nineteen two twelve, twenty-three twenty-six twelve) deploy a cartographic practice with various representations of the world compressed into an abstract form: The prints combine photographs taken from the rainforest in Penang, a visualization of a very short sonorous event using a Fourier transform, and scientific taxonomy from the census of the flora of the National Park. Yet, the image set a fictional interpretation of a map of Langsdorff, a constructed fictitious land inspired by the Langsdorff Expedition (1826-1829) in the rain forest in Brazil. Framed with a cartographic aesthetic, the prints further bring into mind a subtle sense of an odyssey led by different unfamiliar signs towards a faraway fictitious land that is now brought close to reality.