noun 1. a person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure.
The tourist is fairly easy to notice, commonly through his clothing, his accessories, hanging cameras and waving maps, big bag- packs and walking shoes. Equipped against the weather, ready to explore the eventualities of an unknown space. There is a floating feeling emerging from the tourist’s general appearance and more particularly from the way the bodies adjust themselves in inhabiting unfamiliar spaces. It’s about capturing the oddness of being intentionally displaced for pleasure and/or interest, during a short period of time.
On one side the work captures men photographing the buildings, photographing themselves, creating archives and proofs of their episodic conquests. On the other side the series document “items”, objects and sceneries which are per say from a different territory: Samples from the other world. Images they will bring back with them, trophies they will show, share, collect, belongings for their personal cartography. Together, the work gives a sense of burlesque, there is something comic and trivial, almost ridiculous. It’s not only about the amusing careless figure. There is a deeper aspect to it; the underlying subject of territory…