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J.P. 232 in C.S.O. Blue
Simon Patterson
The Lisson Gallery, London
Project Description:
The artist Simon Patterson, a finalist for the Turner Prize, the UK's leading award for modern art, has worked extensively with the process of reinterpreting existing information systems. Shown here is a work by the artist which utilizes maps and navigation/information systems.

J.P. 233 in C.S.O. Blue is a large wall drawing which takes as its reference a global airline route map, using large sweeping arcs to represent the journeys between countries, which are implied by their relative positions rather than a delineation of boundaries. The destination names are replaced with seemingly unrelated famous people, from Julius Caesar, Elizabeth I, Pope John Paul II and Mussolini to actors William Shatner, Helen Mirren, Leonard Nimoy and Peter Falk.

Source: Fawcett-Tang, Robert, and William Owen. Mapping: An Illustrated Guide to Graphic Navigational Systems. Rockport Publishers, 2002.

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