Conversation: Serpentine Gallery ~ Edge: Map Marathon
This is a map, work in progress. It is the first of a series of maps which traces the influence of some major contemporary writers (sebald, bolano, wallace and others) on different literary scenes in the world. In this map the 'long countries' (by shape), Chile, Italy and Mexico, which are crucial settings in all of Bolano's texts are connected with names of 'la nuova onda', our great new literary scene in Italy. I asked some writers to tell their favourite Bolano sequence and put their hometown in connection with the physical space in whic the sequence take place. A number of coincidences and overlappings between imagery, texts, landscape take place in this map.