Views from Paradise
Applying the principles of psychogeography, Views from Paradise subverts one's understanding of place through language and inserts poetics into the digital landscape. The word paradise represents a place of perfection or escape, conjuring images of sunsets and shorelines. Using Google Maps as a means to locate “paradise," the project conflates a utopian ideal with a physical reality. In visiting these places, I redirect the gaze from the street looking in, to the visitor looking out, a perspective otherwise absent from Google Maps. The images, publicly uploaded, create an unexpected archive.
Views from Paradise was accepted for international hosting by Project Anywhere, a global blind peer review exhibition program. You can watch my lecture "Navigating Digital Landscapes" at the Anywhere and Elsewhere Biennial Conference at Parsons here.