Plastic, metal, LED
154 x 95 x 14 cm
With this work made of polypropylene honeycomb plastic, Recycle Group refer to Null Island, an imaginary island whose 0.0 coordinates make it the most visited place in the virtual world. In fact, all geolocation errors automatically place users there on maps when they perform an unsuccessful search.
Panoramic screenshot 2 makes tangible the alternative reality of this virtual world which is invisible yet omnipresent in our lives. With a touch of irony, the panorama announced by the title of the work is no more than evocative: the view sculpted in plastic is constantly changing according to the light and the viewer’s point of view. The semblance of a seascape depicted in this way retains a blurred materiality, reminiscent of the elusiveness of a backlit computer screen.
Recycle Group give substance to their explorations and questions about the technology intrinsic to our times, by “trying to create a fictional archaeology, to create traces of the past in the knowledge that virtual worlds have no materiality.”1
1 Catalogue Novus Ordo Seclorum, éd. Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, 2016, p. 6