Posts Tagged ‘journey

30
Aug
12

Bertrand Fleuret : “Landmasses and Railways” (Photo Book)

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“I am alone. Walking at random. Wandering, as if at random, among the unrecognizable fragments of what were palatial homes, public buildings, private residences, gaming houses and houses of prostitution, theatres, temples, and fountains. I am looking for something”. – Alain Robbe-Grillet

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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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“Landmasses and Railways”
Bertrand Fleuret
Photographs
2009
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Bertrand Fleuret’s ‘Landmasses and Railways’ is a photographic travelogue to our interior, or perhaps an exploration outwards, to the encircling spheres above. Divided into five sections – I. The Melancholy of Departure, II. Approaching the City, III. Inside The Walls, IV. An Empty Building, and V. The Garden – the book takes us on a winding journey through a strange but familiar world. No time for questions. We quickly crash down into the ocean. Past the swarming jellyfish, we scramble for land, gasping for breath before safely making it ashore. From our initial descent, Fleuret takes us on a bewildering journey to the city, through its modern ruins and back to the primal undergrowth of the garden. Shooting in impressionistic black and white, Fleuret has the eye of a harried detective or alien cartographer. Remapping and exploring the world, Fleuret gathers fragments that cohere and then break apart. Is that a distant heavenly body or a glowing ball of trash? Drawing inspiration from such sources as the cosmic jazz musician Sun Ra, Chris Marker’s San Soleil, the novels of Alain Robbe-Grillet and Solaris, Fleuret’s book is a retro-futuristic travelogue as told by a bastard child of Provoke. – Extract : Adam Bell

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Bertrand Fleuret : Website

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28
Apr
12

Outliers, Vol. I – 3 : Iceland (Feature Film & Soundtrack)

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Vol 1

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Vol 2

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Vol 3

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Film produced by Scenic (scenicstudio.tv). – Soundtrack curated by: Deru (deru.la)
Photography by Tim Navis (navisphotography.com) + Kim Holtermand (holtermand.dk)

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Featuring an all-original soundtrack including: Deru, Shigeto, Loscil, Goldmund, Asura, Joby Talbot, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Take / Sweatson Klank, Thomas Knak, Heathered Pearls, Eskmo, Son Lux, and A Lull.

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In October of 2011, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians traveled to the remote countryside of Iceland to document their experience with the landscape, traditions and people encountered along the way. The end result is a series of improvised, collaborative musical vignettes – based on field recordings and visual material collected on location – amidst documentary footage of the journey to a uniquely breathtaking place. The feature-length film and accompanying soundtrack features work by thirteen contemporary classical composers and electronic producers. ~ Extract : Vimeo

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Outliers Iceland : Website

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20
Dec
11

Klavdij Sluban : Photography

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Klavdij Sluban is a traveller for whom high seasons and travel commerce mean little. From countries generally considered unvisitable, too poor, too sad and grey, he brings back a harvest of pictures, always in black and white. The basis of his photography is time and people – people he would not dream of staring at. For Sluban is no paparazzo of reality, he is a photographer on a human scale.

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‘Transsibérien’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Après Balkan-transit’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Transsibérien’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Prison Zona 18, Guatemala’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Mediterranean Journey’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Pologne’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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‘Centre des jeunes détenus’
Klavdij Sluban
Photography
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Klavdij Sluban crosses abandoned Far Eastern towns on foot — what happened to their inhabitants? A few are still here, wrapped up in the fog, like fleeing animals or with their backs to the wall. Searching for people, the photographer traveled outside Europe, penetrating into Asia, Russia, Mongolia, China, on the Trans-Siberian railway, yet he never encountered a density of population. Everywhere, the physicality of the land has taken over and rendered negligible the human species. Klavdij Sluban was nostalgic for the snow of his childhood, which surrounded him in his corner of the world, here the snow has become a white cancer: it doesn’t cover the ground, but consumes it. The silence is oppressive.

The photographer seldom uses a fast exposure to capture a movement or a journey. More often, he leaves the camera open for a long time, so that the silence impregnates the film. Stillness needs time to rise to the surface. Stillness is the state of grace of a messianic moment, not the exaltation of an arrival, but the end of a journey. — Extract from a preface by Erri de Luca for the book ‘Transsibériades’

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Klavdij Sluban : Website

Klavdij Sluban : Lens Culture

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15
Dec
11

Ali Chraibi : ‘Downtown Memories’ (Photography)

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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’
Photography
Ali Chraibi
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‘Downtown Memories’ series captures classically un-photogenic neighborhoods of Marrakesh through nicked and dirty car windows panes. Shooting encased in a moving vehicle, Chraibi managed to achieve well-composed, satisfyingly grainy images specked with points of light. He shows the true nature of the constructions of a city by taking us on a journey into a universal city. The shapes and shades of black & white structures seem familiar, but the vision is blurred and distant, through rain and fragmented light.

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Ali Chraibi : Website

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03
Oct
11

KORB : “Infinity water” (Video)

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A journey through physical properties of the most abundant compound on Earth’s surface. Exploring the interaction between colorless liquid and music, discovering the infinity encoded in water’s memory.

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Director: Rimantas Lukavicius : VFX / Design company: KORB : korb.lt

Music: Turquoise Hexagon Sun – Boards Of Canada : boardsofcanada.com/​

Piano Cover by Goldmund : unseen-music.com : Sound Design & Final Mix: ECHOLAB :

09
Nov
10

Gregory Thielker : ‘Disruptions’ Series (Paintings)

Here, the gestural paint strokes are stand-ins for the fluid marks of water, obscuring sections of the windshield while selectivly picking up color from the environment beyond. Shapes collide and overlap creating seemingly random arrangements, but, owe their ultimate form to the image underneath.

Disruption 5
oil on inkjet print
8 x 10.5 inches
2010

Disruption 1
oil on inkjet print
8 x 10.5 inches
2010

Disruption 4
oil on inkjet print
8 x 10.5 inches
2010

Disruption 8
oil on inkjet print
7.5 x 10 inches
2010

The road acts as a physical and philosophical guide for many of our experiences within the world. In the United States, nostalgia for landscape created and fueled by Manifest Destiny has perpetuated a desire for freedom and newness with each journey in the car. We are encouraged through automobile advertisement to believe in the transformative power of driving and motion to transport us beyond our everyday circumstances towards a better life, or at least a way to literally leave the past in the dust.

Explorers, and then artists, functioned as anticipatory tour guides for largely uncharted, yet alluring sections of the country. Now we posses the freedom and facility to navigate the country at will, drive for days on end with stops only to accommodate the most basic needs, fuel/waste, and cross invisible borders. Yet the road is a limited pathway- both protecting and guiding our experiences in larger nature. We crisscross areas along delineated routes, at times renegotiating to account for mountains, cities, and lakes. The length of these journeys is a functional necessity but there is poetry in the travel as we lose ourselves for a time while driving, touching the land through the fingertips of tires on road. Our viewpoint within the car, creates a particular frame for experience, both fixed in its planar orientation, yet extremely mobile in its pace and direction. In road views, we experience an engineered network, but an egalitarian exposure to any and all points along that vector. The process of driving erases what is behind so that all we can focus on is the future. Gregory Thielker.

Gregory Thielker : Website




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