Monday, 15 November 2010

life recorded by nine eyes

since google streetview launched, accidental images of absurd, beautiful and shocking moments have been immortalised by this roving, nine-eyed machine - and then, inevitably, isolated and forwarded around by internet memesters.

but for 9eyes curator and artist jon rafman, it's opened a pandora's box of questions about photography, privacy, art and basic humanity.

he's penned a much more articulate explanation of his project than i possibly could right now, so i heartily suggest heading thataway for a proper background.

it reminds me of that robert rauschenberg quote i love so much:

“I really feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, because they’re surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable.”

beauty in the ordinary. wonder in the ugly. yes, please.

1 comment:

Simon Spare said...

Never heard that quote before - Rauschenberg's world must have been an interesting one.

Like the blog - thanks, Simon