Claire Reddleman is a photographic artist and academic who is interested in maps and mapping, landscape, collage and the limits of photography. The ongoing artistic project, 'Pennine Street: a cartographic fiction in east London', uses walking, photographic collage, and textual collage to twin two significant British routes - the Pennine Way, Britain's first long distance national trail, and High Street 2012, the pseudo-route between the City of London and the Stratford Olympic sites. Academic and research interests include cartographic abstraction, a new way of understanding how we are positioned and mediated by the maps we use to picture the world; and a project underway exploring Robinson Crusoe as a figure for the bourgeois subject of capital, and its relevance for thinking through how forms of social abstraction constitute our social relations in the present.
Research monograph 'Cartographic abstraction and contemporary art: seeing with maps' is out now from Routledge. Available here. Please get in touch if you would like a pdf of part of the text.
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