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UNKNOWN POINT
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

A new 50 page book and audio CD
Edition of 250 signed by the artists
Photographs by Bastian Hessler
Graphic Design by Doreen Kennedy

Available now for € 12.99

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Unknown Point | Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

This 50 page publication features photographs by Bastian Hessler, an introduction by Grainne Mulvey and a discussion with Sean McCrum and the artists plus an audio CD relating to the Unknown Point series of sonic & visual installations.

The project was commissioned as part of Visualise Carlow, a series of temporary public art projects devised as an advance programme for The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

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"Without specific places in the land, triangulation is impossible. To find the unknown point, two exactly known points are needed; the other is calculated from them. Next, these measured points are used as resources for constructing a map. They assume that a cultural code, triangulation, is known and accepted as accurate.

However, only the measurements are concise. A map itself carries a set of cultural assumptions and specific intentions. It begins by assuming that a number of agreed notations and visual signs can define and make usable a two-dimensional system of references to three-dimensional places. There are similarities to the coding of landscape painting and to this project. These notations act as metaphors for their sources.

A map carries whatever references a map-maker wishes to state or infer. An obvious example in European culture is Mercator’s projection, which stresses the presence of Europe through proportionality expressed in a map as a permanent power symbol. A very different example is an Inuit snow map, which is temporary, indicates where the originator and viewer are, where a destination is and how to reach that point; it also indicates the starting point of a journey. It incorporates a process, similarly to this project."

from Unknown Point by Seán McCrum

www.unknownpoint.org



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