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Clement Valla — New York, USA

"In my Postcards From Google Earth.... they are glitches that occur when the 2D satellite imagery and 3D terrain don’t line up quite right, or structures such as bridges get projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions. These images are like funhouse mirrors – strange illusions and reflections of the real."

Clement Valla is an artist and programmer interested in processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality. After working as an architect and designer in the US, France and China, he began using computers and digital technology to explore formal, mathematical, linguistic and social systems. He studied the intersection between art and computer programming, focusing on issues of individuality and massively collaborative authorship, and generative algorithms applied to systems of reproduction.

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