TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS (2017)

Book and series of photographic prints.

This work is a simulacrum of Ed Ruscha's 1962 publication of the same name. The photographic panels in this version have been produced during drives around the city of Los Santos and Blaine County - the virtual world that makes up the video game Grand Theft Auto 5. Using out-of-the-box technology within the game, I have produced a version of the seminal photography artifact that accepts GTAV as an exploitable corporate reality, akin to the signs and images that make up our own world.