JP 'S PRESENTATIONS
State of the Nation
BY JP O’MALLEY
@ VOL 10
ON DEC 02, 2015
The Map of The State is a graphic work by JP O'Malley that took Ireland’s 1937 constitution as its starting point. The map outlines the legislative, judicial, executive and local governmental structures of state. Just as these state structures have evolved over the intervening decades to become complex, layered and intertwined, so too did the map as available information was layered on. The shape and structure of the map was informed by the available information and the challenges of displaying this information in a single view.
Over the duration of the project the map will include greater detail on the departments, agencies and bodies that make up the Irish state in 2015. The early stages of the work will consist of a printed graphic depiction of the evolving map before literally being made concrete.
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