The Quest (2012)

The quest is google map documentary in the form of a public web intervention on Google April's fool.

Alessandro Altavilla

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A journey in my hometown, Taranto, Italy.

A google map documentary artwork based on a web happening (Google Map April’s Fool, 2012).

An artwork by Alessandro Altavilla, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2012.

Taranto, an ancient colony of Magna Graecia, for centuries port and maritime town, a hundred years ago has been transformed into the main industrial (and polluted) center of southern Italy.

Work metadata

  • Year Created: 2012
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Sunday Apr 1st, 2012
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  • Work Credits:
    • Alessandro Altavilla, primary creator, idea, map, texts
    • Giulio Farella, Texts
    • Giuseppe Longo, Icon designer
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Artist Statement

The quest is google map documentary in the form of an public web interventions on Google April's day.

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