Guropoli.net is both a website and an artificial unique image. Because its version is incremented with each visit, this document is potentially already obsolete once displayed, seen, copied, downloaded or embedded. The image is time stamped and composed with a combination of evolving graphic elements, that makes the image unique. It is generated using GD, a popular PHP graphic library, extensively used on shared web server. This technical choice explains the low-fi grain of the image.
At the edge of the mediums image and website, this ambiguous document tries to redefine the value of a digital image, by creating a hybrid between an authentic image and its own archive.
Created in 2015 by Raphaël Bastide for Guggenheim’s online exhibition Åzone Futures Market.