Layered transparent maps are used as a metaphor for the search for identity. Finding points of reference both physically and mentally, discovering relations and patterns may reveal paths in the jungle of information.
The theme of Bornemisza’s work revolves around ideas that reflect our relationship with urban life. The fragmented, distorted or disintegrated city plans are used as imprints of our systematized living. Like labyrinths they offer rich ground for associations, deepening our understanding of urban life. Her work also addresses issues related to past and present cultures of a place: its layers of existence. Imprints of ages in the ground and in our minds; traces and their meanings for us; and all of their personal and social narratives are in the focus of her interest.
The choice of newspaper as a basic material plays a central role in Bornemisza’s work as it provides further visual experience by its ephemeral character. It is fragile: the content sometimes becomes obsolete in the hour of its appearance. Yet it bears fragments of important details from the near history. It also offers a wider sense of comprehension: encountering a mass of diverse news and trying to filter out fake or distorted information generates unbalanced feelings.