Get Lost! (NYC)   archival pigment print 46" x 59"  2009  The "Get Lost!" project restores NYC's Metropolitan Transit Authority's subway maps, signs, and place names, to what they may have geographically looked and sounded like prior to colonial intervention in 1609. Documented through photography, these restorations based on 18th-century military cartography and toponymy of the city erase over 400 years of accumulated history. Place names, neighborhoods, and subway lines are erased, returning New York City to its original green spaces, streams, ponds, and shores the Lenni Lenape Native Americans once inhabited. Returned and inserted back into the subway system, these site-specific restorations provide the public a glimpse of the native, colonial, and military histories of New York City.

Get Lost! (NYC)

archival pigment print
46" x 59"

2009

The "Get Lost!" project restores NYC's Metropolitan Transit Authority's subway maps, signs, and place names, to what they may have geographically looked and sounded like prior to colonial intervention in 1609.
Documented through photography, these restorations based on 18th-century military cartography and toponymy of the city erase over 400 years of accumulated history. Place names, neighborhoods, and subway lines are erased, returning New York City to its original green spaces, streams, ponds, and shores the Lenni Lenape Native Americans once inhabited.
Returned and inserted back into the subway system, these site-specific restorations provide the public a glimpse of the native, colonial, and military histories of New York City.

  Get Lost! (NYC)   site-specific intervention  2009 -

Get Lost! (NYC)

site-specific intervention

2009 -

  Get Lost! (NYC)  (installation in MTA subway car, NYC)  site-specific intervention, offset print  2009 -

Get Lost! (NYC)
(installation in MTA subway car, NYC)

site-specific intervention, offset print

2009 -

  Get Lost! (NYC)  (detail of installation in MTA subway car, NYC)  site-specific intervention, offset print  2009 -

Get Lost! (NYC)
(detail of installation in MTA subway car, NYC)

site-specific intervention, offset print

2009 -

  Get Lost! (Mannahatta)   site-specific intervention  2009 -

Get Lost! (Mannahatta)

site-specific intervention

2009 -

  Get Lost! (Breuckelen)   site-specific intervention  2009-

Get Lost! (Breuckelen)

site-specific intervention

2009-

  Get Lost! (Breuckelen)   site-specific intervention  2009 -

Get Lost! (Breuckelen)

site-specific intervention

2009 -

  Get Lost! (Broncks)   site-specific intervention  2009 -

Get Lost! (Broncks)

site-specific intervention

2009 -

  Get Lost!   (installation view at El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY)  installation, archival pigment prints Dimensions variable.  2011

Get Lost!
(installation view at El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY)

installation, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.

2011