The project ‘Map’ is a public space installation by Aram Bartholl. Everyone recognizes the red pin used on Google Maps to pinpoint locations. Google Maps determines where the centre of a city is, and this is exactly the spot where the pin is placed in this project. The installation questions the relation of the digital information space to every day life public city space, since geolocation services keep influencing the perception of cities and places more and more. The installation has been on show in various festivals in for example Arles, Taipei and Berlin.
These photos are taken in Arles and are from the website of Aram, photographer: Anne Foures.