Regional Relationships is pleased to launch its inaugural mailing with Matthew Friday's A Map Without Boundaries. Part history, part contemplation, part instruction, this project queries the "entangled collectives" made up of territory, species and events that exist in the Ohio River Valley. Friday suggests that our everyday use of resources makes ancient history active and simultaneously creates our future.
Along with his own map, the artist has enclosed tools (paper, pen, brush and a pigment derived from Ohio's abandoned mines) that can be used to visualize these dynamics in our own regions. These drawings are being collected by Friday as part of a larger exhibition.
Iron Oxide Pigment (from reclaimed acid mine drainage) + fountain pen/brush in a cotton sack; printed map and instructions for creating your own drawing; pre-addressed/postage paid envelope for returning drawings to the artist