SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL - THE NOISE OF BEING
Ingrid Burrington - Forever Noon on a Cloudless Day
26 February 2017 - De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The accessibility of satellite imagery from online platforms like Google and Bing has become so commonplace that the aerial perspective it affords is easily taken for granted. But Google Earth isn't exactly a map or photograph, it's composite images, optimized and stitched together. Ingrid Burrington examines the composite nature of these images by breaking them down using analogue sleight of hand.
Ingrid Burrington writes, makes maps, and tells jokes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both. She's the author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Infrastructure. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, e-flux journal, The Nation, and other publications. She's currently an artist in residence at Data and Society Research Institute and lead researcher at the Institute for Near Futures, Research, and Art (INFRA). She lives on a small island off the coast of America.