Terra Nullius

Terra Nullius

Terra Nullius

By Christopher Kardambikis


Terra Nullius examines spaces. Specifically, and first, the space of the Rust Belt. The space of
the small town, worn thin but cut with well worn grooves by daily rituals. Grooves that carry a flow of memory and people that, in turn, carry a weight.

The second space is speculative. A site in which one can rearrange and examine the
component parts to conjure, if however briefly, possibilities. Rituals are re-enacted beyond the specific locations they were initially bound to. The relationship between Myth and Ritual forms a narrative link between what has happened and what is. We develop myths of spaces and how they are supposed to function. Myth as a story we drape over a place to overwrite a series of prescribed ideas and functions. To program a location and define systems within which people can move.

Terra Nullius attempts to open up speculative spaces within an established architecture and a
rusted out story. This is an act of curiosity, questioning how to rewrite places to perform new
functions through the introduction of visual language and symbols. An attempt to make space
for reinterpreting familiar lines and developing new Myths to carry forward.

- Christopher Kardambikis


7.5" x 10", Risograph printed, Experimental binding

Published by Christopher Kardambikis in 2020

Edition of 30

Alexandria, VA