Beginning in 1969, Superstudio, an Italian design and architecture collective, published a series of theoretical drawings called The Continuous Monument – a structure they envisioned as a single piece of architecture that would span the entire world, unifying continents and cultures. Although Superstudio conceived of this series as a physical entity, its closest expression today is found in our digital infrastructure, which is vast, global, and yet almost entirely invisible. As a tribute to their vision, James Bridle recreates The Continuous Monument inside Google Earth, allowing the viewer to explore and virtually inhabit these fantastic spaces.


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Continuous Monument: Manhattan, 2013
Lot Number 5
Archival pigment print and digital file
54.6 x 101.6 cm (21.5 x 40 in)
Courtesy of the artist

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James Bridle
Continuous Monument: Manhattan
  • Dimensions
    54.6 x 101.6 cm (21.5 x 40 in)