Untitled (identically named places connected) by Neil Freeman

Untitled (identically named places connected) by Neil Freedman

The magazine Next American City is offering this print by Neil Freeman, entitled Untitled (identically named places connected), for sale in its store. The work reflects how the United States are a dense web of associations and signification.

Places with the same name, such as Springfield in Massachusetts, Missouri and Illinois (just three of the 3,200 towns and cities represented here) are connected to each other with a line that move from black to white in alphabetical procession. The work attempts to find a pattern where there should be none. Unsurprisingly, no order underlies the locations of places with the same name. Instead, we are presented with a dense, chaotic network. Non-geographical mapping reveals the layering of allusion, cliche and reference that cover the physical space of our continental nation.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Untitled (identically named places connected) by Neil Freeman

  1. It’s also interesting to notice how the crosshairs saturate the midwest. I guess Ohio really is the heart of it all. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s