UK / Duration 2m 40s / 2008
4,007 photographic images (one for each ten Kilometres of the earth’s circumference) were sourced from photo sharing websites. The images were cropped to exclude any geographical, architectural or other reference points and the resulting images ordered on a time line according to colour.
Lizzie Hughes is an artist based in London and has described her current practice as an attempt to make “re-representations of structures and networks that through scale and complexity defy a singular visualization.” To this apparently paradoxical end, she has condensed buildings, streets, cities and countries, architectural, geographical and social phenomena into highly focused texts, videos, installations, and sound works that reveal a startling beauty and strangeness—and often an unexpected humour—in the outwardly neutral, mundane or repetitive. Striving to define the inherently elusive, even her failures are revelatory.