Olga Kisseleva: “A Place in the Sun: An Experience of Dynamic Mapping”


Olga Kisseleva: “A Place in the Sun: An Experience of Dynamic Mapping”

17.11.2017 – 7.01.2018

opening: 17.11.2017 (Friday), 6 P.M.


The fruit of the contemporary world, a phenomenon of the mobility is strongly stimulated by the impact of the new technologies of transport and communication. At the same time, the society is touched by the migration crisis. Regarding to the different factors, the distance in the world today appears more than ever as a notion due to the type of traveler and paradoxally has very little to do with the number of kilometers to ride.

The research study, “Chronography” tend to create new visual strategies, most of all non-⁠Euclidean approach, thus to represent the universes transformed by the impact of the technology, economy and the geopolitical stakes. As a result, a series of maps shows that each travel/⁠journey contributes to construction of the universe’s model, as well as each map can re-⁠create the world according to the socio-⁠political portrait of the explorer.

The exhibition “Place in the sun” refers in a poetic manner to the geopolitics and the worldwide economic stakes. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Bernhard von Bülow, introduced this expression during the Reichstag debate on December 6th 1897, when he said that he wishes “to throw no one into shade, but Germany demands the own place in the sun”.

Today, this quote can have many different connotations and meanings not just in explaining the idea of the aggressive economics, but also in defining the simple concept of finding « one’s place in the sun», which can be interpreted as « one’s need or desire to succeed ». Thus the idea of the exhibition is close to the mapping, while it opens the debate around the problematics of contemporary world, to different perspectives.

“Chronography” / “Place in the sun”, Olga Kisseleva, Aleksandra Stanczak


Special thanks for Mrs Anne-Christine Bronner, Laboratoire SAGE, CNRS-Université de Strasbourg for help with the program “Chronography”.