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Everything Sings Denis Wood critical cartography

“The line between hog mapping and target mapping was short and direct”

An excerpt from DENIS WOOD’s lively, erudite, and irreverant essay in his eponymous book, EVERYTHING SINGS: MAPS FOR A NARRATIVE ATLAS

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Everything Sings Denis Wood critical cartography

Denis Wood: Radical Geographer

Denis Wood’s four decades of work as a geographer and writer has directly influenced the creative, anarchic, and activist spirit of a new generation of artists, writers, experimental geographers, and others for whom mapmaking is very different tool than it once was.

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Book of Ruth: “Making the hand obey another’s psychology”

Said Robert Seydel in an interview with Savina Velkova: “Her mind and hand are my own, but amplified.”

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Nancy Spero: Tongue, Torture and Free Rein by Catherine de Zegher

“An artist’s job is to articulate what might otherwise be incoherent.” —Nancy Spero

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Between Page and Screen: Reading revolutionized (Salon.com)

In Buzz Poole’s interview with Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse, the conversation examines influences: Cendrars, H.D., Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, et al

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Everything Sings Denis Wood critical cartography

“So emotional, so personal, so idiosyncratic”

IRA GLASS writes in his introduction: “These maps are completely unnecessary. The world didn’t ask for them. They aid no navigation or civic-minded purpose. They’re just for pleasure. They laugh at the stupid Google map I consult five times a day on my phone.”

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