This video was shown as part of the Narrative Lab Screening Programme at the Tate Britain on the 4th of April 2008. (labmeta.net/wordpress/?p=48)
Initially I attempted this as a prototype for a narrative VJ performance. I use a novel stop-motion technique which I call ‘spacelapse’. This type of photography uses images with continually changing camera viewpoints and produces exhilarating visual flights and breathtaking perspective shifts. Material for this has been shot in cities around the world and reflects my interest in travel, architecture and photography.
This video is constructed as a self reflective story with frequent visual references to the photographer. Shadows of me cast while shooting the VJ material are space-lapsed into animated silhouettes giving the sensation of being both stationary and moving. This is the story of a traveler: finding that which is constant in a continually changing environment.