Speaking of pranky interventions, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley worked with the people behind Google Street Views to inject some absurd scenarios into Google’s documentation of Sampsonia Way in Pittsburgh. Their Street with a View includes an escape [above], marching band [below], a man wearing a chicken suit, fake marathon, garage band practice, sword fight, and firemen rescuing a kitty from a tree.
Oh, dear me! This project brings together elements of surveillance, constructed narrative, a mapping system that results in nonsense… It’s magical realism on the streets of Pittsburgh. What’s not to love? Gabriel García Márquez would surely approve.