CITY OF BITS

CITY OF BITS

City Of Bits 1 (2015) - 841 x 594mm, ink on layered film, hand drawn

City Of Bits 1 (2015) - 841 x 594mm, ink on layered film, hand drawn

 

 
City Of Bits 2 (2016) - 841 x 594mm, ink on layered film, hand drawn

City Of Bits 2 (2016) - 841 x 594mm, ink on layered film, hand drawn

 

 
City Of Bits 3 (2017) - 841 x 594mm, ink on layered film, hand drawn

City Of Bits 3 (2017) - 841 x 594mm, ink on layered film, hand drawn

 

 
 

In the field of general cartography imaginary lines of latitude and longitude are projected over the surface of the Earth to create a grid by which to organise and understand - in very limited and highly subjective terms - an expanse of the world beyond the scale of the paper or screen on which it is represented.

In these drawings, which are based on a map of the City of London from its recent past, both territory and grid are imaginary; they are compressed into a single plane, resulting in the partial combination of both. The individual grid cells – or tessellations – created show limitless variation, each generated by a self-similar ‘parent’ cell comprising the grid.

Orthogonal, polar and isometric grids create different terms of association from the same underlying logic. New relationships are generated between component parts, and new patterns start to emerge.