Works · Cubiculum Umbrae

Shot on b/w 16mm with a Bolex on a residency/voyage around Svalbard / Spitzbergen in the high arctic. Soundtrack by Canadian sound artist Nick Kuepfer. This is a critique of sorts on the ubiquitous presence of cameras in such landscapes, our ravenous hunger for the consumption of images.

See it on : Cubiculum Umbrae
Duration: 8 mins.

Somehow, the experience seemed diminished in the fixed quality of the shuttered images... and of a kind of seeing contested by cameras. Art as tourism, tourism as art. Cubiculum umbrae might be translated as "chamber shadows", referring perhaps to the dark chamber within a camera, or it might also mean "bedroom shadows"... "camera" of course also means bedroom or chamber. The experience was claustrophobic, dangerous.

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