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About : We cannot read the traces we leave behind as we walk in the urban sprawl, yet there is a recognition imprinted on the cognitive stratum that associates what we see before us as somewhere we have been before. Unlike the topographical representation of the map, the mind recalls these places within a framework of memory and association. Collating information and throwing back a flicker of a time passed when least expected; the human mind creates an emotive map of the urban centre, fabricated from stories, traces and chance occurrences.
This eBook was produced in repsonse to this site for the ARTitecture 2004 exhibition at the Collins Gallery, curated by Daisy Watson. It takes the site of the Rottenrow Maternity Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland as a starting point for this site-responsive text.
Published June 2004
Lucy Gibson is an artist.