Itineraries01 is the first of a series of works under the name of Itineraries, which is an ongoing project that seeks to put in relation the body and the territory, working with the body as a personal space, the one that we can really say our own. It starts from the interest on maps. A map is any representation of a surface. But, what happens if that surface is the skin itself?
Freckles can be found in many bodies and, if they are seen as points, they can create shapes and lines by joining each other. The freckles of the own left arm were registered through a semitransparent cloth, then transferred to a flat surface, enumerated and united forming a route. This way, an itinerary appears, a path created from the marks of a body. The itinerary created from the marks of the own skin is decontextualised and becomes a mere way, which by placing it on other surfaces can take on new speeches. It is placed on a map of an area near Torrefarrera, the own hometown, which is surrounded by wheat fields. After the process of documenting and preparing the map, the intervention has been carried out in the physical space, in the place indicated on the map. The photographs of each of the freckles were placed where they correspond according to the map. By appropriating this terrain by creating an itinerary extracted from one’s skin, a link between landscape and body is created, but at the same time it creates a doubt. What is the legitimacy of appropriating this space? Space that could be considered belonging to the farmer, not to me. Or am I free to appropriate it because it is just a space in the world?