Map of Paradise

For Map of Paradise we used the the little orientation maps that can be found in holiday brochures. They were glued together, according to colour and shape, to form one big map the size of a map that used to hang in class rooms. As most of the advertised locations have a beach, there are many islands. Many of the locations appear several times according to their popularity. This map therefore is a reflection of wishes and ideals rather than reality.

In 2004 we were invited to present ‹Map of Paradise› on the occasion of the symposium ‹Mapmaking and Peacekeeping› at the Embassy of Switzerland in London.

Map of Paradise, 2002, collage, 200 x 360 cm