World Wide Web, archival pigment prints, map pins and vinyl, 8 x 15 ft., 2007
The enormous popularity of webcams and social networking sites are creating an emerging visual geography. In World Wide Web, I used the website Earthcam.com to virtually circumnavigate the world in a little over a week. I linked to every active webcam on the map, appropriating images as I went as a tourist would collect snapshots. However, most of the images I choose reveal little about their geographical origin. Applying a grid to the wall that references longitude and latitude lines, I placed each image in the relative geographical location in which they were taken. Associations are formed between the arrangement of prints and the tension between the completely abstract and slightly representational images.