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Planet Earth21st Century

Daniela Comani - Planet Earth
A collection of 360 postcards of cities from all around the world, made with screenshots from 3D software Apple Maps and Google Earth.
Planet Earth: 21st Century stems from visual material sourced from Apple Maps Flyover and from Google Earth Virtual Reality, Apps that allow you to fly over cities and buildings in 3D. Between 2015 and 2019 Daniela Comani flew through virtual city views and made her own pictures, then she turned those screenshoots in black and white postcards. The book collects the spoils of her virtual trip: 360 postcards with streets, buildings, and monuments from all around the world. Re-enacting geography in the era called Anthropocene, the focal point of the project Planet Earth: 21st Century is the interaction between human perception of the planet, urban landscapes, and technology of the 21st Century.
Born 1965 in Bologna, Daniela Comani is based in Berlin since 1989. Her multimedia installations engage in a dialog about history, language, identity, alienation and intimacy. Her work focuses on media images and text, which she manipulates through photography and video, and combines in her drawings and installations. Her work has been shown internationally and is included in the collections of Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.
Text by Vera Tollmann.

Graphic design: Daniela Comani.

published in January 2020
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
10 x 15 cm (softcover)
768 pages (360 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-99385-72-9
EAN : 9788899385729
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