Installation; mixed media, video, sound, objects, montage
The word palimpsest derives from the ancient greek palimsestos – scraped clean and used again -. The procedure was used in ancient times and the Middle Ages when the parchment was expensive and they wanted to reuse the parchment from books with smaller specify location content that could be spared. It could be a manuscript, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that the page can be used for another document. An indirect use of the word palimpsest can refer to a particular text has an underlying meaning.
In the body of work historical maps becomes over written by the contemporary relationship between humans and landscape. The beauty of maps is their inherent subjectivity. A map is a composite of places, and like the place, it hides as much as it reveals. It is also a composite of times, laying out on a single surface the result of billions of years of activity by nature and humanity.