why...,, 2016


Custom wood enclosure, raspberry pi, adafruit pervasive visions 2.7” display kit, ribbon cable extender, edimax 150mbps adaptor, 5.1v 6’ microusb power cable, 10ft premium ultraflat cat 6 patch cable, 16gb sandisk microsd card

5.00 x 7.00 x 2.00 in

12.7 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm

Edition of 3

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

PRICE: $2,600

    About The Work

    Zach Gage's "Glaciers" (2015-16), a series of digital poems-as-wall-clocks grew out of his explorations in slow generative art and his longterm obsession with trying to make large-scale data systems more accessible by focusing not on their broad statistical natures, but instead on finding their humanity with narrowly tailored queries. 

    Each Glacier is a unique poem generated via the top three autocompleted results for a specific search query on Google, presented on an e-ink screen. While they appear static on the wall, each actually refreshes itself once a day. While this construction process means that the poems may change, because of the immense amount of dataflow constructing the most popular autocompletes, it's likely that they will not be altered for years or even decades. Still, one day you'll wake up, the poem will be different, the long moment passed. 

    Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

    About Zach Gage

    • Ships in 1 to 3 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor


    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.


    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.


    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.


    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.


    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.