A project that began as a historical journey into the legacy of a language of desire within the language of discovery.
This installation project takes the viewer on a journey. It begins in the 17th century, where a young woman has
drawn a map for a potential suitor of how to get from “new amity to tender,” in other words, from friendship to
love. It takes us through a history of metaphors within the language of discovery and travel which continue to be
inscribed within colonialistic desire projected onto the description of women’s bodies. It links history to the
It then proceeds to take a journey across the abyss of confined history to redefine pleasure, where sexuality,
sensuality, giving, taking and promising become acts of insinuation that will not be suspended in exploitive gazes.
It ends with a proposal to reconfigure our recourses to different maps, a place for both men and women to refuse
boundaries and reinscribe desire. 1992-1995.
Below are details of the text used in the exhibition, written by Andrea Liss for the catalog collaboration for this exhibition.
The following are detail images of the exhibition.
The following are details of the silkscreened plexiglas maps.
Images for specific shows can be found below.
LOS ANGELES, CA
NEW YORK, NY