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United Kingdom was made during the period of Scottish political devolution and the establishment of a Scottish parliament. By manipulating a road map of Great Britain, Curtis integrates Scottish and Welsh territory within the contours of England, and English and Welsh within Scotland. Furthermore, Scotland has become a separate island, occupying the position usually held by Ireland. By imposing the details of one geographical area upon the outline of another, Curtis raises fundamental questions about place and national identity.

November 2006