Torgeir Husevaag / home / map projects / proposals for a flat earth

Text

Proposals for a flat earth (2002/2003)

 

 

 

   

1) A world with Oslo as the centre
2) A world with Oslo as the rim

 

Two drawings shown at “Inverse” at Gallery 21-25, Oslo, February 2003, And “New rooms” at The Bath (Hausmania), Oslo, February, 2003.

 

This is an appendix to the drawing-biennial project, where travel-routes are omitted, leaving the maps themselves to be the subject. They are mathematically correct point-projections, but point-projections are only (truly) accurate at the central point, and useful for a map within a limited area, such as polar regions. Thus an almost new geography is created.

 

The projection was created with the help of Trond Eiken from the University of Oslo.