Collapsed Coordinates

An exhibition at Goucher College.
Baltimore, MD


Mundi/Bird
Inkjet prints on paper
24”x27” each

Jökulsárlón/Mound
Inkjet prints on paper
24”x27” each

Parallels (Retail)
Ripstop nylon, rubber, parachute cord, carabiners, grommets


Images from Iceland and Baltimore are placed side by side to form a self-reflexive relationship. Iceland is the source and Baltimore is the surrogate (or vice versa). The Baltimore images trigger memories of Iceland and allow the viewer to inhabit both spaces at once. Their contextual relationship harnesses energy from one another. The two images from Iceland are crisp and unfettered in their nature, while the Baltimore compositions possess an inherent distance, set by restricted access to their subject.

Throughout the space hang clusters of drawstring backpacks suspended by paracord and carabiners, each bearing a logo for a hypothetical sports brand ‘39 North’. Inspired by the fetishization of survivalist gear in retail settings, these bags play off Iceland’s rugged but high end sports brand ‘66 North’— nodding to the fact that Iceland lies on the 66th parallel. ‘39 North’ imagines Baltimore’s luxury sports brand prototyping a different idea of survival.