J u l i a n a H e r r e r o

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PAISAJE VIRTUAL I, II

2014

Flat installation;

coloured sticks, steel cable

This work takes Paul Baran's diagram of distributed networks (1964) as a map. Is it the potentiality between the "virtual" and "Fact" which make us think about those points fallen out of the system as not only a new but also a possible "other" cartography of the "Real"? Tracing the scaled plot of the in internet-found diagram on flexible steel cable becomes a performative act. Following knot by knot the "original plot", embodying it and giving it body, it acquires a reality of matter through bends and knots. Random coloured sticks in elevation speak about those points that could also inform the landscape, quoting the characteristic of a "potential" cartography, cartography and map of interconnected worlds.

* Paul Baran (engineer- scientist, pioneer on computer networks) conceived in 1964 his “hot potato routing” or distributed communications that highly influenced telecommunication systems. Sources: http://www.rand.org/about/history/baran.html