Sets of 4 Printed (Paper) Table Mats with gold pigment with maps and images | Installation with lightbox table, chair, ashtray, printed paper placemats

Note: The work was first shown at the Liverpool Biennale, 2004 as Table Maps and then at 2nd Guangzhou Triennal, Guangzhou, China, 18 November 2005 – 15 January 2006 as an installation

With respect to residue is a project deigned to provoke reflection about the things, states of being, and histories that end up abandoned and waste, as the detritus of the routine processes that constitute and maintain the world. The maps are placements meant to be used in restaurants destined to be thrown away after a meal, embellished with the traces of peanut shells, fish bones, used teabags, and tobacco ash. 

Text by Natasha Eaton, on Raqs’s work. Published in Third Text online Forum: Decolonial Imaginaire