Metrography

TypeMap
Year2012
DesignBertrand Clerc & Benedikt Groß

Jean Baudrillard asserts that "the territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory—precession of simulacra—that engenders the territory". For Baudrillard, modern day society has become so reliant on models and maps that it has lost contact with the world that once preceded the map. Reality itself has begun merely to imitate the model, which now not only precedes but determines the world. Maps offer distorted projections of the world, and these deformations often become mentally ingrained to the point that they become collective representations of the world’s geography. Metrography attempts to explore these ideas using the most famous of transit maps: the London Underground.

Interactive version of the print.

150 x 100 cm, lambda print
Metrography at RCA WIP show 2012: 150 x 100 cm, lambda print