Finally, in the third one, we researched the streets of Recife around Torre Malakoff, an old astronomic observatory where the exhibition A cidade, as ruínas e depois (The city, the ruins and the aftermath) took place in 2016.
The work begins with the names of three cities where Eclipses has been presented until now. After a city is picked up, a list of streets of this is presented. The viewer has to choose some street to continue. When a street is chosen, Eclipses shows the map of each occurrence of the street, one after another. Each map is centered at the street with the name chosen by the viewer. After all the maps are shown, Eclipses creates an image generated by the software, in real time.
Marina Camargo and Andrei Thomaz
Eclipses is a web artwork that grabs maps from Google Maps and uses them to create images, mixing the maps together. It starts with the name of the cities where the work has been shown (Porto Alegre, São Paulo and Recife). After a city is selected, a list of street names is presented. Then, Eclipses shows the map of each address with the same name in different cities in the country, one after another, centered at that address. After all the maps are shown, Eclipses creates an image mixing all the maps, overlapping all the occurrences of the addresses with the same name in different locations.
Eclipses in the exhibition The city, the ruins and the aftermath, in Recife, Brazil (2016).
Image generated from Rua Helvétia and Av. Angélica maps.
Images generated from the map of Recife – Brazil (below).