Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015

Following his denial of access by Google, artist John Gerrard hired a helicopter and produced a detailed photographic survey of one of the key physical sites of the internet, a Google data server building in Oklahoma known as a “data farm.” This survey was the starting point for “Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma)” featuring a slow pan portrait of a simulated “twin” of the squat building flanked by diesel generators and powerful cooling towers.

Gerrard’s work is part of a thought provoking group exhibition of seventeen artists at the Irish Cultural Center in Paris examining both the visible and invisible mechanisms of contemporary surveillance.

“Surveillé-e-s” to December 16, 2018, Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris