GPS Sculpture, Beatrixpark, Amsterdam
A sculpture of where technology thinks it is in relation to
where we are now.
It is composed of public benches all at different heights and positions.
They overlapping and intersecting with each other and with the ground like a visual glitch.
Data Cloud is situated in Beatrixpark directly over the positions of two existing identical benches.
A series of coordinates were recorded from a stationary GPS receiver that rested on each of the two original benches.
The new benches mark precisely where the original benches were according to the Global Positioning System in 2008.
The inaccuracy is a measure of the current satellite positioning technology and refers to the many systems we rely on to locate ourselves.
The work was commissioned by Tom Jaspers for the Checking Reality exhibition at Platform 21