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Viktoria Binschtok, World of Details (balance + white woman), 2011, framed color photo- graph 27 x 22 1/2“; ink-jet print on MDF plate, 7 x 10 1/4”.

Viktoria Binschtok

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Viktoria Binschtok, World of Details (balance + white woman), 2011, framed color photo- graph 27 x 22 1/2“; ink-jet print on MDF plate, 7 x 10 1/4”.

With the advent of Street View, Google introduced a new logic––if not a new language––to photography. Artists swiftly responded by using this massive image map as a site for appropriation as well as an inspiration for artistic forms and functions. “World of Details,” Viktoria Binschtok’s contribution to this fruitful dialogue, fluidly incorporates the merits of the new technology and supplements a parallel constellation of images of the artist’s own creation. The Russian-born, Berlin-based artist’s appropriated images derive from 2009, two years into Street View’s history, and depict people on the streets of New York. Following the technology’s algorithm, the faces of those individuals who turned toward the car-mounted Street View camera when the image was taken appear blurred. There is considerable resonance in the fact that in this moment when one can survey large portions of

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