Possible City

Possible City is a collage with parts of city maps, cnc-cut precisely out of thick, woolen felt, and put together intuitively at site, to fit the wall and situation at hand. The maps are from areas where I have lived or worked, in Oslo and Berlin; streets and buildings and parks I have walked in and by, countless times. The logic of the map dissolves, but new maps, new landscapes, and new meaning appear. 

Deleuze, the philosopher, describes felt as the material of nomads. He describes the state as a woven carpet, a system of warp and weft, planned and limited in the grid of the loom. Felt on the other hand, can be endlessly produced in all directions, without a plan. My felt is handmade by nomads in Mongolia. They use it over and under their bodies on their travels over the steppes. 

Possible City, 2017-2019, detail.
Sketch. Handmade Wool Felt from Mongolia, digital cut
Photo from the studio: Karen Lidal
Possible City, 2017-2019. Sketch.
Handmade Wool Felt from Mongolia, digital cut
Size determined by installation
Possible City, 2017-2019. Sketch.
Handmade Wool Felt from Mongolia, digital cut
Size determined by installation