A cartography of the middle of nowhere is a map which attempts to (de-)centre ~ the middle of nowhere~ navigating through cognitive terrain, Herlihy uses anecdotal references to highlight how ~the middle of nowhere~ becomes a subjective area of geographic desire wherein each individual’s map is informed by autobiographic, mythologic and embodied performances of the self.
Don’t be fooled by the publication’s size! Unfolding out into a large-scale map, the publication packs a punch with its speculative text, pragmatic diagrams and an exercise for the reader inside!
About the Artist
Léann Herlihy is a Live Action Artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Léann’s concerns are their practice, for it is what they are concerned with that seeps into their body of work; whereon ‘body of work’ draws on the ephemeral experience of the body. Perhaps that’s their biggest apprehension right now. As a performance artist, should their body be the one taking up room in a society which is depriving marginalised communities of space? How do they then make work which collectively holds space for those who have been deprived of it? As a white queer individual, they are faced with the reality of navigating their practice while inclusively amplifying the voices of those who have been peripheral.
About the Publisher
Project Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre based in Temple Bar, Dublin, which hosts visual arts, theatre, dance, music, and performance.