disremembered paris . analysis paris . mapping paris . design richmond . mapping richmond . collage richmond . design richmond . final
While plotting 21 discrete points within the walls of the city, an attempt is made to traverse and understand the walls themselves as one continuous line: a sinuous, unending circumambulatory path at the terminus of the city proper. The line of the wall is removed from the plane of the map, straightened and unkinked to appear on paper as it is experienced in a two-dimensional, bidirectional exploration of edge. Transferred to a sketchbook, this line is embellished upon with registrations of meter, elevations of gates (and other passings-through), traffic, light and shadow, and the fury of automobiles. The other side completes the story, telling the tale of the wall through objects left by those who have passed by.