Exhibition View “Accumulations” – Galeria Art Lounge, Lisbon Portugal, 2006
Galeria do Ateliê, 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galeria ArtLounge, 2006, Lisbon, Portugal
The Internet is an endless source for the resignification of images that stream in an endless re-circulation process.
Using mosaic tiling open-source programs easily found on the Internet, I generate composite photographs of situations showing accumulations of clouds, crowds or construction – images that ‘accumulate’ smaller particles, discernible in ‘atomic’ bits – in this case, these ‘bits’ are images that are easily found through a google search online.
The images are created with images searched directly on Google image-search. Each piece is titled with the keyword that generated the flow of images on the search engine.The resulting works propose a redefinition of landscape imagery in the search terms that are proposed.
The overall image is also appropriated from the Internet itself, creating a self-referential fully digital image, without the image ever have been touched by or resulting in, a real perceivable situation. It is photography that doesn’t use a camera, but instead uses the network apparatus of image circulation in its process of becoming-image.
The title of the works gives away the search term which has the function to populate the overall image and questions the indexical nature of a photograph, whose referent has now changed due to its digital nature.