14 May, 2009

In Birth, In Life, In Death, with Google

Posted by: admin In: Creative Review

Collective aa-nn-dd email us news of three large-scale artworks they’ve created using Google ads. Each is based on ads targeted to three fairly substantial subjects; Birth, Life and Death…

Glads is a series of artworks depicting life through the medium of targeted Google ads,” say aa-nn-dd. “Life events become a point of barter. People become commodities.

“After building a search engine to cultivate Google’s keyword based ads, Scriptographer was used to turn Creative Commons-licensed images into an abstracted mosaic of adverts,” they explain.

“The resulting details are variously dark, funny, tangential and trite, and offer a point of entry to current debates surrounding the influence of online behemoths.”

Here’s a close-up of how the In Death image was built up using Google ads:

And the full set, In Birth, In Life and In Death:

According to their website, aa-nn-dd “is a creative space populated by an expanding number of collaborators who believe in the conjunctive. We are technologists and typographers and illustrators and poets and musicians and +”.

aa-nn-dd are currently looking for a gallery space in which to exhibit the Glads series. 

Read the original post on Creative Review

No Responses to "In Birth, In Life, In Death, with Google"

Comment Form


Flickr PhotoStream

    2fev.2014Dark Horizons: Free Art PieceBluebird Dawn1592Key / Giltza bat / una Llave - BilbaoMucho verde, nuevo rojo / Solarpies Mad / urban gardenMucho verde, nuevo rojo / Solarpies Mad / urban gardenKey / Giltza bat / una Llave - BilbaoPutin on the Ritz# 2314 ShoesLate.Bild_1273_interniteo_140_100_2_cm_mixed_media_on_canvas_2014Bild_1272_serenity_120_100_4_cm_mixed_media_on_canvas_2014_NOT_AVAILABLEabstract paintingabstract painting


HaggBridge.com brings you a daily update of news from art world, focused on UK based artists, exhibitions, and galleries.