Juliana Durán

Far Away in Images of Elsewhere

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“To the question "Where am I?", the map answers, "You are nothing".”
— Jacob, 1992

Among all its definitions, the map is an allegorical mechanism that organizes and compensates the limitations of perception and simplifies abstract concepts for experiencing a momentary sense of familiarity within the unknown but also gives a lesson of humility. Claiming imaginary landscapes imply a peregrination in search of a 'Far Away' that constantly expands its boundaries to remain distant. Thus, mapping becomes a way of traveling without moving from a physical place. Speculative somewheres that are traversed by foundations, dead-ends, flows and pulsations become accessible through the wandering nature of our attention.

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