Pop & Terror (April 1st 2005)
Pop & Terror" stood at over 4 metres high, the monitors
forming a crucifix shape, supported by masses of computers.
The monitors displayed images, changing at different speeds on each
monitor. the images were taken from statistics showing which words
were most searched for on Google News over April 1st 2005. An eclectic
selection of images, ranging from topics such as Prince Charles
and his soon-to-be spouse Camilla Parker Bowles, to the famine in
Durfur, the Papal funeral, and the ongoing war in Iraq.
Due to the height of the structure, this was the first computer
structure to use some external support, as you can see in an image
below. Also, the last five photographs were taken by Carsten Flieger,
a photographer who was hired by Mac User to photograph the piece
for inclusion in it's May issue.
Click on a
thumbnail below to see a large version of the photograph.
Google statistics courtesy of Ten by Ten - www.tenbyten.org
Thanks to The Glasgow School of Art for donating the computers used
to create this piece.
Text: Sandy Smith, 2005