The current show hosted at the Camberwell College of Art project space, against Nature, addresses exactly this dilemma, except in this instance there is something of a role reversal. In Borges’ telling, the map exists only in scraps because later generations lost interest in the cartographic arts, leaving the simulacrum to whither. For us, the map has not withdrawn but become so pervasive and so immaterial as to have disappeared from view — as such, the cartographic arts have fallen from focus too, subsumed under a scheme of blank empiricism. We no longer have maps, but the map, in all its finality. The artists in against Nature are more than happy to be beggars and animals, safe in the belief that there is no exactitude in science and that geography has always been a means of interpretation. The discipline’s mode of subjectivity, as the curator Finlay Taylor notes, is the “geo-graphic”, here set out over a series of artistic experiments that explore the relationship between the medium of print and the recording of nature.