Google: Chrome (2017)Single-channel video and sound.
Part of an online exhibition called Where is the Eternal Expanse, curated by Valerie Amend + Benoit Palop for Fluidity.online.
This video uses the name of Google’s browser, Chrome, as an instruction to search, collect, and decontextualize images of chrome-plated objects. These harvested image-objects were inserted into illusory 3D space and re-rendered, offering an alternate view of production, connectivity, and micro-economies dominating the web. While chrome is mirror-like, it is usually produced on amorphous surfaces, thus reflecting a fraudulent view of reality. This distorted view is an entry point into questioning one’s reality, and the artifice constructed around algorithmically generated ideologies.