In Real Life: James Turrell and Alice Aycock Face off on Google Maps!

by Art Fag City on March 25, 2009 · 2 comments Events

Roden Crater, James Turrell, Art Fag City
James Turrell isn’t off to a great start in our Google map competition.

What artist has the largest number of public sculptures captured on Google Maps? Greg Allen prompted this question last month when he began posting images of Richard Serra sculptures located on the search tool. This week Art Fag City continues that thread online and at Capricious Space in Brooklyn by pitting artists James Turrell and Alice Aycock against one another in a reader-driven search for their work. The contest begins today — help poor James Turrell out [see above]! — but those wishing to work with us in person can do so Saturday at Capricious Space, which will temporarily host our relocated office space from 12-4.

Our effort is part of a larger performative exhibition In Real Life organized by Laurel Ptak, which includes ASDF, Club Internet, Ffffound, The Highlights, Humble Arts Foundation, I Heart Photograph, Loshadka, Netmares/Netdreams, Platform For Pedagogy, Private Circulation, UbuWeb, VVORK, Why + Wherefore.   In keeping with the intent of the show — to reveal the behind the scenes operations of online work through the use of public physical space — we intend to use the gallery itself in the same way we employ the Internet: as a method of distribution. As such, the last two hours of the residency will be dedicated to printing out the findings and compiling them as a homemade limited edition zine. This will include individual works found on Google maps, a map locating all sculptures, and a lot of low resolution pictures. So come join us this Saturday–  at the very least, when else will you the opportunity to take Art Fag City home in hard copy?

Naturally, I’ll blog about the event Monday for those who missed us at Capricious Space.


holly March 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm

how can I view the actual map and submit a piece if necessary? thanks!

holly March 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

how can I view the actual map and submit a piece if necessary? thanks!

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