A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova
A Map. Documentary photographer Olga Kardashova

A Map

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.