Up From Under the Edge of the Earth
Over the past year the American artist Adriane Colburn has travelled to remote areas of the Arctic and the Amazon, two of the remaining frontiers currently being exploited for natural resources. Both have yet to be thoroughly mapped. Colburn is interested in the role that mapping plays along the edges of civilisation, in allowing us to gain authority over territory that then enables analysis, control and division of land. Up From Under the Edge of the Earth investigates an area of the Peruvian Amazon that is under contentious consideration for oil exploration, and charts the way in which the most biodiverse place on Earth is viewed by various interest groups.