Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Projection)

Photo Installation

2005 - 2015

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is an ever-expanding collection of photographs (over 9.000), made by the artist and assembled since 2005, that observe how people organize their living environments across the world. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum manifests itself in different public forms.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (projection) includes over 9,000 images edited into distinct categories, which are shown one after another over a period of eight hours. One image, however, may be included in several categories and trigger different readings. Each time the projection is exhibited, it evolves along with the growing and mutating archive, including a different selection and combination of images, as well as new images or even new categories, that may provoke a rereading of the entire collection.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Projection), Bloomberg Space, London, UK (2009)

The form of the publication stays close to the original Theatrum Orbis Terrarum reference. But though it covers all 114 categories of human gestures identified to date and invites the reader to ‘travel’ through the theatre of the human world, it includes only a selection of the images collected so far, organized in a temporary formation, as a moment of repose in an open and mutable process of understanding how we relate to our world.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Projection)
The photo essay is always uniquely composed for each exhibition.
Materials: single or double projection, list of gestures (text sticker)
Various Sizes

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Published by IKON Gallery (Birmingham, UK)
and Spike Island (Bristol, UK), 2011

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (pdf. / 144 pages)

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Projection), MuHKA, Antwerp, BE (2008)
List of Gestures, Westspace, Melbourne, AU (2015) 
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Westspace, Melbourne, AU (2015)