The North Way, video sketchbook, 2006

The North Way, video sketchbook, 2006

THE NORTH WAY, video installation and book, 2005 (ongoing)


The VIDEO SKETCHBOOKS are an ongoing experiment in photographic notation and exercise, in which I create a method/space for registering and testing ideas without them having to take the final form of an artwork. They are also a way of focusing my thinking in the temporal and geographical present, acknowledging the idiosyncrasies of a new environment, showing people, animals, places, objects and events, all happening by chance.


The images are photographic stills recorded on tape, lasting 5 to 7 seconds each, together with the sound of the time that each photograph was taken.
The work can be experienced either as a projection with sound, or as a photobook.


THE NORTH WAY is about the life in the small village of Dale, in Norway. The selection shows a parade performed by teenagers who are students at the local school, to celebrate Norway’s 100 years of independence from Sweden.


The whole project is 9 hours long and has approximately 4500 images with sound, recorded during a period of 5 months.


© Frederico Câmara 2005