Mark that Maps Itself

On Falling and Roads that Lead Nowhere


Lecture in the context of Durn That Road, an exhibition by Annabel Howland at Bradwolff Projects

Durn That Road is a work that witnesses a journey to an island, and it witnesses the people, gestures, words, animals and plants that compose its landscape. It witnesses the networks that capture a land to transform it into a territory, which can be exploited and robbed of its resources. It witnesses the invisible flows of capital that determine the visible devastation of a land. It witnesses the transformation of a habitat into materials and the transformation of the social textures of its inhabitants.

Image: Annnabel Howland, Durn that Road, installation view