Techniques of observation and representation, with their geopolitical impact, have played a key role in MAP
Office’s work and serve as a starting point for broader investigations into human perception and an
understanding of the world. For the artists, the process and idea of mapping is essential, and it functions less as
an accurate description of territory and more as an entry into the possibilities and prejudices that inhabit a
certain place at a certain time. Here, MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez b. 1966 and Valérie Portefaix b. 1969) sets up
a drawing facility to construct a geographical map throughout the exhibition duration. The installation
emphasises its interactivity through a daily ritual of creating robot-arm drawings that will slowly compose a large puzzle made of 242 A4 fragments. It is also a staging of the gallery, as the office set up for drawing the map is a
space for inscribing a liquid landscape of unseen routes framed by the impossibility of achieving the perfect map.