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Typing “Giraffe Sex” Into Google Yields Ungodly Results

In sculpture on 7 August 2009 at 5:02 pm

Giraffes 1

These delightful creatures are in the foyer of the Newcastle Art School. The work, by Belle Brooks, is called Typing “Giraffe Sex” Into Google Yields Ungodly Results.

It’s a pixel-perfect rendering of a jpeg (I’ve recreated the search for you, here) in plasticine.

Brooks writes:

In their creation, the magnificence of the living, breathing, feeling animal has been intentionally sacrificed for the convenience of Google Image Search, with one pixelated and vastly inferior .jpeg acting as an exclusive reference.

The circle will become complete when Google Image Search returns images, like the ones in this blog post, alongside the original source.

Giraffe close-up

The work will be on display in the foyer of the Newcastle Art School Hunter Street Campus, 590-608 Hunter Street, Newcastle West [map] until 18 August.

Belle Brooks, Typing “Giraffe Sex” Into Google Yields Ungodly Results 2008. Plasticine, fibreglass and steel. 360 x 300 x 90cm.

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