Friday, 16 October 2009
Work from http://virtualhiker.wordpress.com.
While not necessarily representitive of his oeuvre, http://virtualhiker.wordpress.com, is a fascinating foray into the contemporary experience of place and nature as dictated/informed by Google and GPS. The work is still very much in progress as Rutkauskas’ Wanderer residency at the Banff Centre continues, so I highly recommend following the work as it develops so you can get a peek into his process. In many ways, the work is, as it suggests, a virtual hike, but I think that these images offer only a glimpse of what is developing into an extremely interesting practice.