Tuesday, 8 December 2009
The Glue Society: Playing with Arial photography
The Australian based arts collective The Glue Society recently made four fake arial photos of biblical events. In a time of the all-encompassing Google Earth, its an interesting challenge to attempts to map every single bit of our existance: it demonstrates a failure to represent place over space.
James Dive, a founding member of The Glue Society says: “We like to disorientate audiences a little with all our work. And with this piece we felt technology now allows events which may or may not have happened to be visualized and made to appear dramatically real. As a method of representation satellite photography is so trusted, it has been interesting to mess with that trust."