Video: Possible Related Search
Possible Related Search, 2020, Single Channel Video, 9 min 22 sec. link to work
"Possible Related Search" compiles results of an image tracking exercise conducted through Google’s image search engine. The chain of found material starts by searching the word “image” and proceeds by way of collecting the textual material (tags, captions, titles, descriptions) that accompany the encountered images, before ending abruptly with “citrus fruits” on a stock-photo website. With its cause-and-effect relations tightly woven step-by-step, thanks to search engine functions and algorithmic assistance, the text’s resulting nonsensicality becomes a document of post-human meaning making in the information age.
This work was produced for a streaming event with Sanatorium Gallery to accompany Berkay Tuncay's solo exhibition "Human, how strange, so vulgar, such a masterpiece and yet so primitive".
Screenshot, Possible Related Search, 2020, Rita Aktay.