Greetings all, for my first post here I thought an interesting hybridisation of Cinema & Cartography would be a great place to start. Interesting juxtapositions of films that are made in different times and no doubt different geographies have almost fused together into a metanarrative, a literature mashup.
Here’s how Phil, Ali & Jim, the creators of the map at their studio called Dorothy, describe it:
‘Based on the style of a vintage LA street map, our brand spanking new Film Map is made up entirely from film titles.
The Map, which features over 900 films is the second in our series of ‘Map’ prints and is available to buy as a signed and stamped Limited Edition print and an Open Edition print.’
They have also made a Song Map which is a print of the artwork they did for the band Saint Etienne’s album ’Words and Music’.
I hope this map ‘can work as a very effective eyeopener.’ See: Special Issue about “Cartographies of Fictional Worlds”
I wish to extend my thanks to Sebastien and Anneka for the invite to post here.
If you like the idea of fusing stories together from loose parts, you might also like this film making project http://korsakow.org/about (pronounced ‘KOR-SA-KOV’).