"Postcards from Google Earth" by Clement Villa

Street Art // Monday, 21 Jan 2013
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Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary-artist, Clement Villa, discovered images in which Google Earth projects abnormal landscapes beyond our reality. Since this discovery, Villa has been scouring Google Earth and collecting a number of these surreal landscapes. “ At first, I thought they were glitches, or errors in the algorithm, but looking closer I realized the situation was actually more interesting — these images are not glitches. They are the absolute logical result of the system. They are an edge condition—an anomaly within the system, a nonstandard, an outlier, even, but not an error" says Villa. He has compiled them on a site and you see them all at Postcards from Google Earth.

 

There is an in-depth read on this project here as well.

 

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