Unrealized Archive 17

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Frozen Island, 2022

Halim Lee


"Frozen Island" is an archive of intriguing frozen moments on Google Maps. People can drop the google map avatar onto the map and explore the island.

This project initially began when I found watermarks on the sky of Google Maps Street View, which reminded me of the sky in the 1998 film, “Truman Show.” Although Seahaven Island where Truman lives is real, people in the movie who are watching the Truman Show only experience the place via screens. I see Google Maps in the same way. Though we experience Google Maps only via screens, it is alive with the ceaselessly substituted copies of our present.