Maps turn each of us into what Michel de Certeau calls a ‘voyeur-god’ … The map is a mechanism that shows what no eye could ever see, even when the maps represents the most familiar territory— the space marked out by daily experience … Maps suggest ways of thinking as well as seeing. They materialize a view of the mind more than of external reality. They project an order of reason onto the world and force it to conform to a graphic rationale, a cultural grid, a conceptual geometry.
Christian Jacob, The Sovereign Map
(the piece where got the de Certeau bit from was his 1984 book, The Practice of Everyday Life)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
i get it…i get it…
a local celebrity. Brugge, autumn 2012