untitled landscape #5 (2011)

Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, "Untitled Landscape #5" investigates the disruption of technologies by both human activity and natural phenomena.

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An internet-based work commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art to inaugurate its new website in 2009 and to kick-start a new series of internet artworks titled Sunrise and Sunset, curated by Christiane Paul. “Untitled Landscape #5” investigates the disruption of technologies by human activity and natural phenomena. From November 2009 through March 2010, at sunrise and at sunset, flickering orbs of moving light “interrupted” the experience of users browsing the Museum’s website, their size and speed determined by the number of online visitors. Higher visitation resulted in larger, slower-moving orbs representing, in effect, the “environmental impact” of visitors to this online “landscape.” To see other works in the Sunrise/Sunset Series, visit http://whitney.org/Sunset.

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