Rodrigo Arteaga

Elementos de Cosmografía

 

I am interested in proposing a dismantling of the functionality of things, transforming the explanatory role of medical illustrations, mechanic, cartography, astronomical, etc. By giving them new meaning, or revealing a deeper one.

 

The work Elementos de Cosmografía can be read as a literal interpretation of the content of the book itself, and in the same way a subjective interpretation of astronomy.

 

The intervention delves in the themes involved in the study of space by drawing into the book new illustrations and engravings of planets, nebulas, stars, constellations, etc. As the book is thought to be seen in darkness the illustrations appear to be immersed into an absolute black that becomes a metaphor for the universeThe extension of this work is also relevant as the spectator passes through many pages that slowly give way to new planets, stars and nebula, as if one where to travel through the universe. This book is an invitation to see and think the universe in it’s broadest sense.

 

Rodrigo Arteaga