THE HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE, 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 HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE is an example of one of the video sketchbooks and it is one of the results of a research period at this institution in Leeds.
It is a large group of images with sound taken during many of the institute’s everyday activities, as well as photos from the city and its surroundings.
© Frederico Câmara 2005