Installed at Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
February 6 2015 - March 21 2015
In early 2014, following his denial of access by Google Inc, John Gerrard hired a helicopter and produced a detailed photographic survey of one the key physical sites of the internet - a Google data server building in Oklahoma, also known as a ‘data farm’. This survey was the starting point of his new work entitled Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma), 2015. It features a simulated ‘twin’ of the squat building flanked by diesel generators and powerful cooling towers. The work extends Gerrard’s ‘Grow Finish Unit’ series, which focuses on architecturally similar, computer-controlled park production units in the Midwestern USA.
Artwork Producer : Werner Poetzelberger
Programmer: Helmut Bressler
3D Modeler: Max Loegler
Project Photographer: Travis Hall
Installation Development: Jakob Illera
Game Engine: Unigine
Credits / Photos
Photographer : Richard Ivey
Farm (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) 2015
& Sow Farm (near Libbey, Oklahoma) 2009
at Witte de With, Rotterdam / Art In The Age Of...Planetary Computation
20/05/2015 – 23/08/2015
(foreground : Nina Canell)
A helicopter survey of the Google Data Farm at Pryor Creek, Oklahoma.
Photographer : Blake Gowriluk