Saturday, July 19, 2008

judith baumann

interested in "the idea of translating a text about art back into the images it obliterated," judith baumann's project 'google air guitar' translates all 2,835 words of art critic dave hickey's essay 'air guitar' into a rebus of images culled via google image searches. as she explains about the process: "each word within the essay is represented by one image which is used throughout the print suite. all images were separately collected from the internet between february 26 and april 16, 2004. at that time, each image was the first, second or third result on the google image search option, depending on the first website’s immediate availability." see more here.

[all judith baumann. google air guitar. 2004.]