'Wherever we walk, we have our paths that we follow. Others that push and pull on where it is, assumed the correct way of experiencing towns we visit—governing the spaces we walk through, and the people want us to have an experience rather than discovery. What these ideas have in common is the map.

Its prime use is to guide us from one place to the next. But imagine if we could turn the map on its head, and make it something that makes no sense apart from to its creator. This is a true measurement of life and existence in space. In Bangkok, a homeless man has done this—everyday he collects recyclables and wanders on Sukhumvit Road and its Soi's (side roads).

Two different artists of the world have taken inspirations from these maps, and created a photographic stream in a response to each other's feeling of how the map works. Nathan Larkin followed the maps of the homeless man; delicately photographing them as to preserve the information they contain and observe the layers of information, while Wuthipol Ujathammarat took the information supplied and mapped out the space in response; exploring the changing scenes of Bangkok as they change.

There is a shared experience between the two photographers; as one is an outsider looking in, and the other an insider rediscovering the city he lives in. These shared experiences make an interesting perspective of the landscape of Bangkok.' - from artist website.

This zine includes photographs of the homeless artist Samer Peerachai's work.

Access level

Onsite

Location code ZIN.UJW
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2018

No of pages

20

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

1

Content type

zine

Maps_Cover
Share
Citation
Rights statements

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Maps

Relevant content

Zine_002
Zine
Collection | Themes

Zine

AAA Library collects zines made by artists and art spaces, and also zines about recent art from Asia. Zines are not only a medium for artistic expression, but a space for unfiltered voices, with creators retaining complete control over the content, format, means of production, and distribution of their zines. The selection of zines on this page covers a wide range of topics—sociopolitical movements, activism, community, identity, gender, self-publishing, and more—showcasing diverse interests and contemporary concerns from an artistic perspective.