L’ÎLE AUX COCHONS (HOG ISLAND)

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Terrae incognitae -l’île aux cochons- (Hog Island) 2013

Cut and framed map

74 x 55 cm

Collection 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR)

Photo : Rémi Villaggi © J. Discrit

Hog Island is part of Crozet archipelago, an isolated french territory in the south of the Indian Ocean. Even if no one lives on this island the French national geographic institute edited a map of it. Surprisingly, in some areas the map shows lack of information where it is written “nuages” (clouds). These blank spaces have been cut, as the inverted representation of the cumulus passing over the island the day the institute took aerial pictures.