PROJECTS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

Modular Geography

Interactive modular object │ 2014
Dimension 7 x 7 x 7 cm  

Historical maps of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Roman times until the Dayton Agreement, reflect the interests and geopolitical aspirations of their creators, European imperial powers. The maps of Bosnia and Herzegovina are not only the means of representation, but the means of creating and maintaining geopolitical power. They are the models of domination of specific empires, ideologies, nations, languages, cultures and male gender. They confirm Foucault’s claim that truth isn't outside power. Interactive modular objects lay before the visitor all the historical formations of Bosnia and Herzegovina territory and invite him/her to choose and create its borders as it suits him/her. By putting each visitor into the position of power, Lana takes the criticism of cartography to the extreme, opens up its apparent objectivity to the multitude of individual interpretations.

Vana Gović