Divide et impera (Divide and conquer), 2015
29×42 cm (unframed) or 48×58 cm (framed)
‘Divide and conquer’ combines two maps or systems of categorisation. The first image is an early world map, displaying the world in its entirety, labeled in the language of humanity. The second image is a butchers’ map, the simple guide to how an animal should be correctly divided and named. Both display the human perception of dominance, its arrogance and self-entitlement, as well as the illusion of ownership of the world through naming or labeling.
This artwork was shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2015.