Cartographic 


Bruxelles - Brussel 
2009, 19 Printed maps on paper, 84 x 109 cm, Collaboration with Recyclart & NGI (Belgian National Geographic Institute) / ENSAV La Cambre


What is the direct link between the surface of a sheet of paper and the territory it represents ?
What would be the poetic survival of an empty map in the paradoxical case of a map published without its essential foundation, the territory ? The project is built from the knowing of symbolization, and on an array of elements that do not fit in the framework.
Informations are substrated. The final object is a return to the sheet of paper. I convinced the NGI to sort out my project. Everything that is absent, is 17 years of hard work, pictures and image editing, etc. 

Histoire de Bruxelles 
2011, 3 Printed maps, dimensions variable, La Cambre & IGN

This set of cards tries to interfere the technical cartographic reproduction and distribution of the component object in a map: is it possible to print a full card, a black card, at the opposite end of the work operates in "Brussels - Brussel". The intention is to summarize the history of IGN, in an single map, a hyper map. All the work of the institute would be contained within, or even the institute itself. To represent Belgium, three cities are choosed to their rich history: Namur, Brussels, and Antwerp.
Many parameters affect the result, the number of maps, color, proportion, orientation, the choice of representation and the scale. This variety implies then the aspect of the final work, with dense areas, the greater a concern, and open spaces, to interpret today.

Tranche
2011, paper, wood, impression by solvant, dimensions variable, Brussels


Taking the map through its thickness, the work is a translation of the surface printed, on the other side, of the paper. The map production by the firm of the IGN offers a different vision : the palette. Indeed, each card printed from a production line and is ultimately stored on pallets. It thickens grows while printing, and forms a pile of considerable height. Note as well the quantity of production of the map, and an analogy with the different passages of impressions, and somewhere further, the thickness map on a real space.
I decided to print a map not on the largest surface area, but on the edge of a pile of leaves. Only the leaf is untouched by any sense, but together, all the leaves contain the map. Then a paradox at all and nothing is at stake accumulated, these units become gradually visible area, when the support uses a few hundred sheets, the same way as the large area used in the paper usually. From that moment, the hyper piece has the same properties of reception of information, by screen printing, or deposit of matter (solvent).
Beyond the wall, maps invites the viewer to use a leaf, until complete installation. Each sheet is blank, but unique.


Bruxelles - Brussel . 2009  

Bruxelles - Brussel . 2009  

L'eau ne suit plus son cours . 2011  

Décalage . 2011  

Pli . 2011  

Histoire de Bruxelles . 2011  

Histoire de Bruxelles . 2011  

Histoire de Bruxelles . 2011