"The Googlegänger"   performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints   variable   2009-ongoing    Project Description   One day I began receiving fan email expressing admiration for my music. Being no musician, it quickly became apparent I had intercepted fan email intended for another Daniel Bejar. Googling my name I discovered there was indeed another Daniel Bejar, who happened to be the singer and songwriter from Vancouver who leads the band Destroyer. A Google Image Search revealed we also shared a similar likeness. “The Googlegänger” is a web-based search engine intervention where I re-stage images of my Googlegänger culled from Google’s Image Search engine. These re-staged images are uploaded back onto the internet, where they coexist alongside the original images.     Project Website    http://thegoogleganger.com/



"The Googlegänger"
performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints
variable
2009-ongoing

Project Description

One day I began receiving fan email expressing admiration for
my music. Being no musician, it quickly became apparent I had
intercepted fan email intended for another Daniel Bejar.
Googling my name I discovered there was indeed another
Daniel Bejar, who happened to be the singer and songwriter
from Vancouver who leads the band Destroyer. A Google Image
Search revealed we also shared a similar likeness.
“The Googlegänger” is a web-based search engine intervention
where I re-stage images of my Googlegänger culled from Google’s
Image Search engine.
These re-staged images are uploaded back onto the internet,
where they coexist alongside the original images.
 

Project Website
http://thegoogleganger.com/

destroyer-daniel-bejar-googleganger-restage-1.jpg
    "The Googlegänger"   performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints   variable   2009-ongoing



"The Googlegänger"
performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints
variable
2009-ongoing

destroyer-daniel-bejar-googleganger-restage-9.jpg
    "The Googlegänger"   performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints   variable   2009-ongoing



"The Googlegänger"
performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints
variable
2009-ongoing

destroyer-daniel-bejar-googleganger-restage-23.jpg
    "The Googlegänger"   performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints   variable   2009-ongoing



"The Googlegänger"
performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints
variable
2009-ongoing

destroyer-daniel-bejar-googleganger-restage-13.jpg
  Click here to see current Google Image Search results.    "The Googlegänger" (Google Image Search results for Daniel Bejar)   performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints   variable   2016

Click here to see current Google Image Search results.

"The Googlegänger" (Google Image Search results for Daniel Bejar)
performance, search engine intervention, archival pigment prints
variable
2016