TRIP, video installation and book, 2001 (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.
TRIP is a photographic project realised in the Rocky Mountains, Canada. It is a reflection on the significance of the local environment in shaping the lives of the natives and colonial settlers in the past, and of locals and visitors in the present. It is also a celebration of its beauty.
© Frederico Câmara 2001