Liliana Farber

Born in 1983 in Uruguay. Lives and works in New York.
Graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York.

Combining aerial views and images automatically generated by a learning algorithm trained on Google Earth, the “Terram in Aspectu” series creates false documentary photographs, appearing neutral and precise, representing islands. Appearing on ancient scientific maps, these landscapes are in reality illusory, and bear witness to historical errors, geopolitical lies and mythological stories. This project reflects on the conception, the institution and the inheritance of our knowledge, by exploring the potential for manipulation of cartography and artificial photographs. The faith in ancient and modern technologies to define the geography of the world is shaken, as Liliana Farber also offers an investigation into the colonial ancestries of the Google Earth platform. Maps and images don't just represent territories: they also produce them.