Shift Command Three
Course: BA Photography, UAL; Camberwell College of Art
Alexander Burgess’ work focuses on the point in which the digital mapping services of Google, Apple and Microsoft stop documenting the sea, and instead start generating a new version of it. The appropriated material shifts from the photographic satellite imagery, to a fabricated simulation of ‘the sea’, a process conducted through averaging, cloning and repetition. Splitting apart the photographically documented from the manufactured in a perfectly delineated ‘horizon’, the images separate the two states, whilst also rendering a completely new simulated landscape.