Google, show me the colors (2017-)
Google, show me the colors
Collage, 2018, 36” x 36”
Google, Show Me the Colors is a series of collages made of image materials collected through Google Alert as a psychogeographical exploration of digital space. Using keywords “Red” “Blue” “Yellow” “Millennial” “Sad” “Patriotic” “Morale¨ “Apple” “Landmark” I receive daily emails presenting the best results that the Google algorithm sorts out for me. I take screenshots of these materials every five days, seven days, and nine days for the duration of the project (eight to ten months from 2017 until 2018). Here, clicking through hyperlinks functions as dérive and the collage process as détournement. collage is my first attempt, through fragmentation, to roughen these poor images. From afar, the collages appear with a sense of mysticism as floating objects, landscapes, or machinery. However, as viewers approach, they can see details of poor image fragments.