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Promised Land
Operation Guest
Neither Here Nor There
The Googlegänger
Get Lost!
Déjà Visité
Stretchin a Dollar
The Betsy Ross Trilogy
The Visual Topography of a Generation Gap Screen grab of halfway point in Google Earth application.
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"22 11.517 N, 73 34.328 W (Neither Here Nor There)"
Google Earth intervention, digital C print, postcards
variable dimensions

Project Description

In 2011 I traveled by plane, and boat to the coordinates
22 11.517 N, 73 34.328 W which mark the halfway point between the
United States and Puerto Rico to document the site through photography.
The halfway point lies in the Bahamas, 28 miles off the southwestern coast
of the Bahamian island named Mayaguana.
Acting as an allegory, the halfway point is a symbol for Puerto Rico's
current political status as an unincorporated territory of the United States,
as well as my own multi-cultural experience. In 2012 the people of Puerto
Rico began a two-step process of voting to become independent,
achieve Statehood, or remain a Commonwealth.
Using the virtual globe software Google Earth, I planted the image and
coordinates into the Google Earth software, effectively putting the halfway
point on the map, making it a "real" place the public can visit in Google Earth.

Additionally, postcards from the halfway point are distributed freely.

See photo in Google Earth: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/49717446#comment