Düssel View is a web platform I am building to allow visual artists to create vastly extended series of repetitive images by inviting other artists to contribute to them. Users sign up and propose an initial series of images accompanied by detailed instructions on how others can make more of them. Through this platform I hope to investigate the boundaries and challenges of anonymous, uncontrolled, user contribution.
This project began by appropriating Google's Street View images as a way to minimize many of the idiosyncrasies brought on by differing artists’ aesthetic choices and sensibilities. In the future I hope to open the platform to other types of images as long as their forms can be exactly reproduced by anyone using commonly available tools.
Düssel View seeks to feature works that are too complex to be reproduced computationally or with the help of Amazon’s Mechanical Turks, but whose scale could not be achieved by a single individual working alone.