Weirdo Google Street View scenes invade the realm of high artS

The roving cameras of Google Street View has archived all manner of accidental weirdness. Artist Jon Rafman has assiduously documented the strangest sights Google's cameras have captured in the company's quest to provide a navigable facsimile of reality. Indeed, tucked between the boring shots of roads and homes are gangs of Mexican werewolves and sleepy Japanese robots. Explains Rafman of his 9 Eyes project, which is currently being displayed at London's Saatchi Gallery:

Weirdo Google Street View scenes invade the realm of high artS

I began an exploration of this new virtual world, and was fascinated by how powerfully Street View photographs can represent our contemporary experience, the conflict they can express between an indifferent robotic camera and man's search for connectedness and significance.

Weirdo Google Street View scenes invade the realm of high artS

Weirdo Google Street View scenes invade the realm of high artS

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Weirdo Google Street View scenes invade the realm of high artS


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You can find more of this street theater/surveillance of the odd at 9 Eyes. [Via We Make Money Not Art]