GPS was built from 1689 postcards of landscapes and outdoor scenes. The viewer approached the cards through a narrow corridor and a series of vistas unfolded around the walls of the installation space. At some point in this passage it became evident that the postcards were arranged in a map of the world. The mosaic of each region that was passed, catalogued how a country sees itself, and what is told to visitors.
There was distortion — Suffolk is dwarfed by the Norfolk Broads — produced by the uneven distribution of postcard-providing places, but there was an overall feeling of meticulous order. There was a certain emotional response to many of these views that came from the past eras presented. The work laid out patterns for us to think about how we order the world, about insides and outsides, and about the point where systems of classification collapse.