North of Main, screenshot on dyed fleece, 5x6, 2011
Walking from fiction to reality, Forecast Situation materializes a virtual dérive. In conversation with the prospect of condition, a digital choreography blurs the past with present and transcribes a flipping of time. Drifting through a re-presentation of geographical space, Cruz employs Google Earth street view to depict his navigation of an urban landscape. Engaged with a sense of familiarity, the captured image references a space capable of divergent potential. An index of location, the fantastical stand-in occupies a transcendental knowledge independent of corporeal experience. His gesture presents itself as a cognitive activity absent of physical labour. Determined by a set of preconceived conditions, each meandering acts to confirm previous memories and validate those yet unknown. Under the guise of progressive democracy, visibility is made public and contextualized by intuitive spatial relationships. The online structure allows for effortless navigation. Cruz exhibits this access with comfortable anticipation, investing an eyewitness account of virtual visual language. A cross section of continuity, Forecast Situation extends the surveying device into a conversation located somewhere in the future.
Curated by Jenn Jackson.