Daniel Bejar/Destroyer (The Googlegänger), 2011
search engine intervention, digital prints, Dimensions Variable
One day I began receiving fan email expressing admiration for my
music. Being no musician, it quickly became apparent I had
intercepted fan email intended for another Daniel Bejar.
Googling my name I discovered there was indeed another Daniel
Bejar, who happened to be a rock star of the band Destroyer. A
Google Image Search revealed we also shared a similar likeness,
and it also revealed the majority of returned image results are of
my Googlegänger the rock star.
“Daniel Bejar/Destroyer (The Googlegänger)” is a web-based
search engine intervention where I re-stage images of my
Googlegänger culled from Google’s image search engine. These
re-staged images are uploaded back onto the internet, where the
re-staged images appear alongside the original images.