Time To Be Good
Time to be good is a group of paintings on dry embossed paper. These series show different color palettes as the result of a glitch while searching in Google.
The work is structured in four parts: I Ask, They Wonder, You Travel and We Say.
Google has its own Artificial Intelligence and offers a variety of tools to satisfy our urge of obtaining quick answers. Google is our library, our doctor, our confessional, our guide... our Oracle.
Due to a weak signal of the network, while introducing at Google Images a series of ontological and abstract questions, a latency causes an error when loading the image: only one color rectangle appears. After a second, the glitch disappears and the image is fully loaded.
For a moment, Google offers a chromatic response. An exercise of synaesthesia offered accidentally by an Artificial Intelligence System. This chromatic response becomes the palette with which I articulate a visual language.
Google Trends offers annually a list of the most searched questions in Spain. Unlike I Ask, in these series of works, people ask and I answer. I apply the principle of immediacy trying to respond in a chromatic and symbolic way with the first image that comes to mind when reading the question.
The farthest place you can travel through Google Maps for answers is Mercury.
Mercury Boulevard is a set of 54 paintings representing some of the 763 cataloged craters of Mercury. The scientific community assigns to each crater the surname of illustrious figures in the world of the Arts and Humanities.
In each paint I use the color provided by Google Images when typing each of the surnames. As a group, the paints resemble a game of cards, an ancestral element of consultation to The Oracle.
According to Google, the most used words in English are:
- Noun: Time
- Verb: Be
- Adjective: Good
- Pronoun: To