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SHAYNA ROSENDORFF


UNMAPPING: CONTAMINATED REPRESENTATIONS


Unmapping: Contaminated Representations is a project that began in 2020. Lockdown forced the world to a halt, and I began exploring the continent through my computer on Google Earth. Alongside this, I recently found an old book compiled by UNESCO in 1963 that houses a map locating a large number of resources and minerals across the African continent. The preface for this collection is a mapping for ‘when the rest of the world runs out of minerals- it was necessary to know where to find them’. Drawing on this UNESCO publication, I set out to locate each of these resources from above on Google Earth - all of which became marked through a mine. Each collage houses a collection of the same type of mine across Africa, layered on top of each other to the point that one is unable to tell where one ends, and another begins. The combined maps point to the historical process of erasure along with the destruction of memory and the environment inherent to mining. What is the landscape without its minerals- and what is brought to the surface as a result of extraction


W (Tungsten). 2020. Digital Collage


Da (Diamond alluvail). 2020. Digital Collage

Cu (Copper). 2020. Digital Collage


Na (Salt). 2020. Digital Collage

Dm (Diamond in kimberlite). 2020. Digital Collage

C (Coal). 2020. Digital Collage









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