Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015
2015; Simulation; Dimensions variable
In early 2014, following his denial of access by Google Inc, John Gerrard hired a helicopter and produced a detailed photographic survey of one the key physical sites of the internet - a Google data server building in Oklahoma, also known as a ‘data farm’.
This survey was the starting point of his new work entitled Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma), 2015.
It features a simulated ‘twin’ of the squat building flanked by diesel generators and powerful cooling towers. The work extends Gerrard’s ‘Grow Finish Unit’ series, which focuses on architecturally similar, computer-controlled park production units in the Midwestern USA.