Span 3

Isabelle Jenniches

Digital LightJet print, 73.7 x 304.8 cm Acknowledgements: Jeroen Doorenweerd & Rijksgebouwendienst, Douanekantoor Maasvlakte

Many miles away from the actual location, yet connected via the Internet, Isabelle Jenniches directs public robotic webcams to scan the picture plane bit by bit. Over the course of several months or even years, she captures thousands of still images, and in a laborious process stitches them together into a panorama of great complexity and detail. The composite Span 3shows the construction of a suspension bridge spanning the Colorado River alongside the Hoover Dam in Arizona. The composite grows outwards like the bridge assembly itself: new layers of imagery have been continually added as the two structural spans reach over the canyon towards each other.