This is a creative mapping project produced for the N10 area. Using paper (that would normally have been recycled) the artist created a 3 dimensional relief showing 3 different maps of the area – one contemporary, one based on the area circa 1896 and a one of the ‘original’ Muswell Hill village. During the works construction the artist held several residencies within the area to encourage the local community to donate paper for the works construction. To this end local schools, businesses and members of the public gave the artist paper that was pre-used and destined for the recycling bin. By using this paper, which included old shopping lists, letters, drawings and even old menus traces of these people and businesses in the areas were revealed in new contexts and another kind of social mapping took place. Also, within the work, the artist also included small intricate paper cuts of natural or architectural features found in the area. The work, which is over 7 metres long, is now on permanent loan to Muswell Hill Library.
Please see this video of the artist talking about the project whilst she held a residency in the library over the summer.
This is the second mapping project Anya has produced, the first being of the London Borough of Barnet which is on permanent loan to artsdepot in North Finchley. Mapping Muswell – an N10 Paper project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.