“The world I perceive consists of a layering of spaces, each possessing a unique environment. These spaces are not restricted to the physical environment, but extend to the virtual space of social networks, websites, the internet, Whatsapp and the like. In the following works, I explore the idea of secret spaces that people identify within the city of Pune. I found out about these spaces online, messaging, chatting and talking with people online. I then embed the secret within the map, creating a two-dimensional space within which the secret is embedded.
The process was challenging in that I had to remove familiarize myself with environments that I might not have necessarily seen as secret. Furthermore, coding a message about a three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional space felt strange at first–it seemed as though I was not including the entire atmosphere! However, using simple shapes and CMYK colours in a range of saturations allowed me to reproduce how I felt about the spaces.”
-Zuri Camille de Souza