imagine:

you are on the train.
you got a shitty internet connection.
you go to google images and start searching for baby kittens.

'almost there' consists of screenshots taken during online image searches on google.
these screenshots capture a moment in between that becomes almost unnoticeable when using a modern internet connection. while the page is loading - the split second before the actual search results are displayed as thumbnails - each image is represented by a single algorithm generated color field. felix gärtner's work is a series of screenshots in which the arrangement of the color fields inside the frame as well as their colors reflect the initial search term.

the project ended in late 2017 when google changed its layout by adding captions below every image. 'almost there' was followed by the work 'felix gärtner color system' in 2018.