Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the
map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the
map of the
Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unsconscionable
longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the
whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for
it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study
Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map
and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it
up to the
Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the West, still
today, Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars;
all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography."
(Jorge Luis Borges, The Maker)
is a website project that aims to construct an unreal cartographical
representation of spaces, created and imagined by users.
Borges' text as
a pivot. A map at real scale altering, in fact, the sense
of cartography. A map that is the object of the arbitrariness of
At the beginning,
Inordinate topographies is an empty interface (an interface without
content). A mere engine and a series of resources available to any
A white surface
and a bunch of tools that will enable users to construct a world
cooperatively and progressively. Cartography of an ideal space.
At the same time,
this map will be a permanent "work in progress". A map
without limits of time. But also, a map that intends to transgress
any spatial frontier (this map may be expanded to any sides of the
location created by users is, at the same time, a space that may
be navigated in a crosswise direction. Inordinate
topographies is a website that will integrate programming scripts
to make interaction in real time possible, as well as streaming
technology, video sequences, images, texts, etc..
Similar to Borges'
text, Inordinate topographies propose the construction of a non-real
map, which aims to trace - as predicted in The Aleph- a space that
may contain all the spaces simultaneously.
Project by MECAD\Media
Centre of Art & Desing of ESDI
Interview with Mariela Yeregui
in Arts from the University of Buenos Aires and the Film School
of the National Institute of Cinematography.
She spent seven years in the Ivory Coast where she got a Masters
Degree in Literature (University of the Ivory Coast). Her thesis
deals with the relationship between oral communication and modern
African literature. She is currently enrolled in the Doctorate in
She got an Antorchas Foundation's (Argentina) grant to work a year
in the Hypermedia Studio - Department of Film and TV (UCLA), where
she designed various projects for interactive installations and
She went in residency to the Banff Centre for the Arts, where she
produced a number of works related to digital and telematic arts.
Her net art work Epithelia was exhibited and awarded in many festivals
around the world.
During the year 2001 she mainly worked in interactive and video
installations. She was awarded at The National Prize for Visual
Arts for the interactive installation Principle of Uncertainty.
Her reflection and artwork is focused on the construction of the
identity and the construction of systems of dialogue and interaction.
She is interested in sensing environments and how individuals construct
identities in such contexts.
She teaches at the School of Electronic Arts (University of Tres
de Febrero), School of Audiovision (University of Lanús),
School of Multimedia Communication (Maimónides University),
School of Public Relations (Argentinean University of Enterprises).
Yeregui Personal Homepage