Geo Dis/connect 4
wall installation with collected maps and color paper
360 framed images, 4 x 6 inches each
approx. 3 x 20 feet overall
This work combines lunar charts with nautical and aeronautical charts, mostly of the Caribbean region. The 360 framed images that make up Geo Dis/connect #4 offer a view of a landscape that has been shifted and dislocated. Its scrambled cartographic data renders traditional navigation obsolete.
...Nayda Collazo-Llorens surveys a wide-open cosmos in “Unmappings.” Like many artists who claim dual homes, Ms. Collazo-Llorens — born in Puerto Rico, educated in the Northeast — is global-minded, viewing the world both at ground level and from above, which are the perspectives we find in a wall installation made up of more than 300 framed fragments of oceanic maps that take us from the Caribbean to the Sea of Tranquillity on the moon. The back-and-forth between the terrestrial and the celestial suggests that cultural identity is all about transition, and nomadism is universal citizenship. (excerpt from Holland Cotter's
New York Times Review)