Auguries of innocence (2015) | Tessa R. Groenewoud

  • Auguries of innocence (the world according to William) (2015)
  • Auguries of innocence (the world according to William). Blekko. 16/03/15 (2015)
  • Auguries of innocence (the world according to William). Google. 20/01/15 (2015)
  • Auguries of innocence (the world according to William). Yahoo. 27/11/14 (2015)

Auguries of innocence (the world according to William). Blekko. 16/03/15 Colourprint mounted on dibond 30 x 51,6 cm

Auguries of innocence (the world according to William). Google. 20/01/15 Colourprint mounted on dibond 30 x 50,5 cm

Auguries of innocence (the world according to William). Yahoo. 27/11/14 Colourprint mounted on dibond 30 x 52,6 cm

2015

3 x digital imaging composed of 29 screenshots. The introduction of the first four lines of the poem Auguries of Innocence (1803) by William Blake in 3 different online search engines determines the selection, assembly and sequencing of existing images. The poem describes a worldview through the use of paradoxical propositions in which the unthinkable (eternity) or incomprehensible (a world) is captured in a concrete visualization (in the palm of your hand, an hour). The selection of images is determined by the entered text, but in the resulting work, the overall structure is defined by the interface of the various search engines. The individual images are hard to decipher, but the integral grid, the typical subdivision, remains intact.