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.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration handle all the public information concerning the Norwegian maritime sector. When I were commissioned to make a suite of works for them, I wanted to provide something they didn’t have access to, although it was related to the sea. I chose to document unofficial local knowledge.
I made maps of six individuals private “secret” fishing-spots (a very limited, well-defined place with excellent conditions for fishing). Each map show one of these and how to take bearings (without using a GPS). However, the maps zoom in on very small areas, and contains no names or latitudes/ longitudes. The secrets of my informers are thus protected.
In 2016, when The Coastal Administration relocated, the drawings were transferred to NIFES (National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research), in Bergen.