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Maps of secret fishing locations (2004)

Commission for The Norwegian Coastal Administrations headquarters in Ålesund, 2004.


6 Drawings, ink on paper on board, size from ca 60 x 70 cm, to ca 135 x 170 cm.


When I was asked to make a piece for The Norwegian Coastal Administration, I wanted to give them something related to the sea that they couldn’t provide themselves. They handle all the public information concerning the Norwegian maritime sector, so I made a series of drawings recording individuals knowledge of local conditions.

I made maps of six individuals private “secret” fishing-spot (a very limited, well-defined place with exceptionally good conditions for fishing). The maps show each spot and how to take bearings (without using a GPS). However, the maps zooms in on very small areas, and contains no names or latitudes/ longitudes. The secrets of my informers are thus protected.