Get Lost! (NYC)  archival pigment print   46" x 59"   2009   Project Description   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 it's original green spaces, streams, ponds, and shores the the Lenni Lenape Native Americans once inhabited. Returned and inserted back into the subway system, these 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

Project Description

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 it's original green spaces, streams, ponds, and shores the the Lenni Lenape Native Americans once inhabited.
Returned and inserted back into the subway system, these restorations provide the public a glimpse of the native, colonial, and military histories of New York City.

 Get Lost! (NYC)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-    

Get Lost! (NYC)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

 

 Get Lost! (NYC) (installation in MTA subway car, NYC)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-

Get Lost! (NYC)
(installation in MTA subway car, NYC)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

 Get Lost! (NYC) (detail of installation in MTA subway car, NYC)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-

Get Lost! (NYC)
(detail of installation in MTA subway car, NYC)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

 Get Lost! (Mannahatta)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-

Get Lost! (Mannahatta)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

 Get Lost! (Breuckelen)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-

Get Lost! (Breuckelen)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

 Get Lost! (Breuckelen)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-

Get Lost! (Breuckelen)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

 Get Lost! (Broncks)  site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints   Dimensions variable.   2009-

Get Lost! (Broncks)
site-specific intervention, archival pigment prints
Dimensions variable.
2009-

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

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