Acid Google Earth


Artist, Clement Valla captures surrealist images by zooming into Google Earth locations at just the right angle to reveal flattening and warping effects caused by limitations in the 3D mapping technology.

“The images are screenshots from Google Earth with basic color adjustments and cropping. I am collecting these new typologies as a means of conservation – as Google Earth improves its 3D models, its terrain, and its satellite imagery, these strange, surrealist depictions of our built environment and its relation to the natural landscape will disappear in favor of better illusionistic imagery.”