(A cartography of Buenos Aires from 1998 to 2015)
Mixed technique. 1998-2015
340 x 80 cm
What I experienced
During two and a half years since the end of 1998, I developed an experiential map on the wall of my bathroom, at my study on Trellers Street in the Caballito neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. A cartographic diary where I recorded the events I considered relevant using codes of colours and shapes. When I left the city in June 2001, I made a photographic record that, with the move, got lost in the bottom of a box. For the next fourteen years, I forgot about the cartography where a large part of what I experienced in Buenos Aires was recorded.
Starting from the fact that record of experiences once existed, I built, fourteen years later, a cartography of memories. During April and May of 2015, I forced myself to remember and to annotate a map of Buenos Aires. Only after relieving myself of these memories, did I recover the experiential map to be able to draw a cartography of memories using the same graphic codes.
Big Bang Data, Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2015 july