Maps (1988)

As a rule, travels have a specific destination and the images that accompany the traveler are related to what he expects to face when he will arrive there. It is a common experience the desire to discover this particular position from where the view of the landscape is identified with the image that has made it famous. To take a photograph from this vantage point is an integral part of every trip is planned with maps and tourist guides, a kind of duty, a pilgrimage in front of the mythical image of the place visited. These “worth to take photographs” necessarily interposed to our perception of reality somehow measure the distance between what one expects to see and what he sees in reality. In modern times that the images overwhelm us, it is critical to whether one could encounter a landscape never seen before.
The “Maps” were produced to describe the impossibility of such an encounter. For a journey without road maps and travel guides Antoniadis designed his own maps, with kilometers indicating distances, with contact sheets of photographs taken from the visited locations exposed to irrelevant views, with collected narratives of local residents and of memorabilia.