INORDINATE COORDINATES

Inordinate Coordinates, is a group exhibition including:

Daniel Beachy-Quick, Paola Cabal, Aline Cautis, Debbie Dodge,Sabine Gruffat, Don Lambert, Heather Lyon, MJ Rider and Michael x Ryan.

The exhibition will be on view from Friday, February 13th – Sunday, February 29th, 2004.

1926 Exhibition Studies Space is located at 1926 N. Halsted in Lincoln Park. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Saturday and Sundays from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. For more information please call 773.665.4802.

INORDINATE COORDINATES presupposes that maps fail long before their completion. A cartographer has as much success graphically documenting a world in a perpetual state of growth and decay, as they would tracing the changing shadows of a tree blowing in the wind. Keeping pace necessitates conscious omissions that transform maps into their very opposites, secreting away as much information and as many objects as they elucidate upon. The map renders place as “unfinished”—something unfolded successively rather than existent simultaneously.

Inordinate Coordinates are not fixed via Cartesian principles, but rather plotted off the x- and y- axis, where they nod at precedent without necessarily abiding by it. In this vein, the participating artists, designers and writers (together a reflection of cartography’s existence in the ambiguous middle ground between multiple disciplines) incorporate maps and/or cartographic practices into their art-making process.

1926 Exhibition Studies Space is the atlas in which the exhibitors address issues arising from the duality maps possess, as both objects-in-use, and cultural artifacts pointing back unto themselves. Whether it be the infinite symbolized by the finite, or an absence closer to truth than presence, the exhibited, written and mapped art of Inordinate Coordinates embraces the notion that in drawing the first line—bounding or otherwise—reality ceases to exist and disorder prevails. By embracing map-making as an unfinished process—one that evolves, but is equally advantageous to become lost within—Inordinate Coordinates’ cartographers allow foremost for possibility: rendering narratives and identities, both representative of and informative to reality, that are bound(ary)less.