JODI: goodmorning goodnight
Mar 5, 2013–May 1, 2015
goodmorning goodnight by JODI explores visual and textual representations of sunset and sunrise in the online environment. Overlaid on a grid of latitudes and longitudes of the area surrounding the Whitney Museum are location-specific images of sunsets and sunrises culled from Panoramio, a photo sharing website. Viewers of goodmorning goodnight can follow the visual path of these sunsets and sunrises in different locations around Manhattan. Superimposed over the sunrise and sunset images is a layer of text comprised of scrolling lines and comments scraped from livedash, a website that allows users to search for particular words or phrases on national television. Meanwhile, a progress bar at the bottom of the webpage keeps track of the thirty-second duration of the project in real time. In JODI's signature style, the web is turned inside-out by foregrounding its iconography, processes, and codes. goodmorning goodnight collapses user-generated and media representations of time and space into a single view of Manhattan seen through a browser window.
Sunrise/Sunset is a series of Internet art projects that mark sunset and sunrise in New York City every day. All are commissioned by the Whitney specifically for whitney.org, each project unfolding over a timeframe of ten to thirty seconds.
Using whitney.org as their habitat, Sunrise/Sunset projects disrupt, replace, or engage with the museum website as an information environment. This form of engagement captures the core of artistic practice on the Internet, the intervention in existing online spaces. The series is organized by Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of digital art at the Whitney Museum.
To see the current project, be anywhere on this website during sunset or sunrise.