di CLAy

Territories map 1

various, UK

during 2000

I wanted to make more process-driven work based on the concept of personal relatedness to place that I had begun through Soundings. To make marks in some way in places that were meaningful to me – a marking of place without leaving visible trace. This related to my drawing practice – mark-making, printing, imprinting – and by way of recording these marks, I used Photoshop to create a ‘map’ of places that would also reference the concept of journey.

Territories map 1, therefore, depicts six different locations that I had marked by urinating on the ground. The exact spots are recorded through a stencil mark on the map and with photographs on its cover. The ‘key’ is a list of words to describe the type of location where the marks were made.