"In the new empire of Google, it may seem to us that the whole world can be known without getting up from our chair, without turning our eyes away from the computer. Of course this is not true. Hopefully it will never become true. Even on the most detailed satellite view, the world remains strange and unknown. In order to have a closer look on this unknown world, Diane is ready to get up from her chair and to be your explorer."
Till Roeskens, artist explorer.
Diane Goes For You is a "service to individuals" and a game I purpose you to play.
If there is any place on earth you would like to know more about, if there is any spot on Google's satellite view that seems strange to you or that inspires you any question for which the answer can't be found online but only by going there for real, send me the geographic coordinates and I will try to go there one day and tell you what I saw and experienced.
Thanks to the questions of several participants,
I’ve explored about thirty destinations throughout Europe. (a floating tree in France, a closed sauna in Lapland, a triangle in Siciiy, a deviating frontier in Romania...)
24 answers are published on the website : Diane Goes For You
Today, I’ve received many requests from all around the world, and I have a lot of new destinations to explore ! you can have a look at this map clicking here : The Map of Future Destinations to Explore
So far, this project has been financed with the money I earned from the cafeteria in Gent where I used to work, then by a grant from the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR). Today, I am searching for new funding in order to finance further explorations.
I thought the best idea would be to ask directly to anyone who has interest in my project, to support it and to send me to new destinations.
My first destination will be JAPAN, next February.
I’m going there with my school mates from the atelier Kawamata at «Beaux-Arts de Paris » and my individual project will be to pursue what I have already done in Europe with Diane Goes For You’s project.
Now, I have some locations to explore in Japan :
- a gigantic Zip-line
- a precious stone in the forest
- a giant trampoline
- a golf field with a wizard face's shape
- an island without bottom, only contour
- lakes and barrages to supply cities and fields
...and several questions, impossible to answer while searching on Internet :
- why the road goes out from nowhere?
- How do the plants to grow such regularly?
what shows this giant arrow made of tree?
- Is it a lost-city?
- Does someone lives in this island?
- How is made the carpentry of this house?
I will try to bring back an answer to the maximum number of participants. It will be published on the website (Diane Goes For You) while traveling, with short films, photographies, writing, drawings and new stories to tell.
I hope to receive new requests on the Japanese territory !
Thank you in advance for your support !
And looking forward to taking you around Japan
People speak about the project ! :