A specific reaction to Steyerl's essay, this work makes use of media that attempt to synthesize the grounded human experience represented in Google Earth. Locations were chosen based on recent events concerning pirating off the coast of Somalia and container shipping through the Gulf of Aden and the Suez canal. Some of the narrative text comes directly from Steyerl's essay plus original anecdotal material by the artist. Special thanks to SND, Laurie Spiegel, Alva Noto, Avus and Veronica Olivotto for sound, music and field recording contributions.
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