The Map and The Territory

“Since Neolithic times we had been marking down representations on cave walls, in the dirt, on parchment, trees, lunch plates, napkins, even on our own skin—all so that we could remember where we have been, where we want to be going, where we should be going. There was a deep impulse ingrained in us to take these directions, coordinates, declarations out of the mush of our heads and actualise them in the real world… I had learned that the representation was not the real thing, but in a way this dissonance was what made it so good: the distance between the map and the territory allowed us breathing room to figure out where we stood.”

Reif Larsen

Roynae Mayes