3D-GOOGLE-EARTH-MODEL #22, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Paris, 2023


Since 2018, Mohné has been working with three-dimensional models of urban structures based on data from virtual globes such as Google Earth. A specially developed, analogue-digital process in which the artist creates images of the selected location from all sides using virtual "camera drones" in the Google Earth app rather than in real space, and processes them further via photogrammetry, serves as the basis for a site-specific work that "mirrors" the direct surroundings of the gallery space. The virtual model of the neighborhood, realized as a video, augmented reality and a Mozilla Hubs appears distorted, the forms simplified, glitches and disturbances create alienation, caused by the algorithms as well as the artistic intervention in the software. The juxtaposition of the real place with its virtual counterpart reveals an ambivalent relationship between the recorded space and its image. In these projects, the artist addresses the new three-dimensional media as a continuation of landscape painting and architectural photography. Just as these have influenced our perception of nature up to now, the new virtual three-dimensional simulations as a new form of documentary images will also shape our relationship to the world.


3D-GOOGLE-EARTH-MODEL #22, Galerie Priska Pasquer, Paris, 2023

Video (4k, 2. 28min), photo work (uv-print on aluminum, 60 x 33 cm), augmented reality, virtual reality (Mozilla Hub)