Monday, October 6, 2008

Assembling Internet Images Into a Garden of Webly Delights

Give Hieronymus Bosch a Mac Pro with two 3.2-GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors and 32 gigs of RAM, unfettered Internet access — and some electricity — and you have Case Simmons and Andrew Burke's You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth. The duo raided image forums like 4chan and 12ozProphet (plus Flickr and Google Image Search) and collected thousands of files to assemble into four mural-sized collages. The series, accompanied by audio composed entirely of samples from the Internet, is on view at LA's Kim Light/Lightbox gallery through November 1. "We crash our computers almost every day," Simmons says. They're gonna need a bigger Mac.

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