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CITY MUTATING #2, RING ROAD, LEEDS, 2012-2020
I use this road every day without really noticing it. Street View allows us to linger on surfaces that usually flash by. This ring road travels underneath large parts of the city and took over 40 years to complete, causing as much chaos as it solved channeling the flow of traffic underground.
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Experiments with virtual photography... As well as offering us the ability to visit places and take virtual photographs of places we've never been before, Google Street View allows us to time travel. We can view one road at multiple points in its history, but also, as we slide from point to point along a street, we are moving in a temporal patchwork
constructed from hundreds of moments and stitched together by algorithm. This virtual photography series explores the moments at which this illusion of travel breaks down - the glitches between times.