“I arrived in Milan in August of that year , after a turbulent year living in Paris, where I had rejected the figuration that had already become worn out for me, with my attention focused on quasi cubic, almost modular objects, but still with some organic-type protuberances. I stopped making these objects as soon as I arrived in Italy. I was thinking of more open spaces; I wanted a non-image that could be everything. I started making maps as if they were a path in a desert. And it starts, precisely, with this work: Anywhere Is My Land.” Roberto Conduru and Marília Andrés, eds., Antonio Dias: depoimento (Belo Horizonte: C/ Arte, 2010), 9. Translated for this exhibition.