A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map (ongoing). Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova

A Map

(ongoing)

Western European culture has always been close to my heart. Visiting museums and exhibition spaces has always been on my priority list while travelling around Europe. However the desire to set off on a journey arises more often than I get a chance to make my wish come true. At the moments like that I strive to re-experience the feelings and relive the events of my past trips.

In the project I am incorporating my personal experience acquired from the past travels into my home’s interior. I cannot take Rome or Vienna back with me but I can “appropriate” those cities for myself through the ownership of their images. The “baggage” I bring from my trips — maps, postcards, brochures and leaflets — becomes parts of the installations. Constructing feels like traveling through time and space for me. This process resembles a game with infinite variations.

The installations all together represent my own Map, a rhizome — a system with neither clear structure nor clearly defined borders, a system with many entries and exits which reflects my mental space.

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