This was the first of many collaborations with Maria Corejova, through which we explored our common interests in telepresence and mobility. For this project, we took a simultaneous walk in two locations – Maria in Boston and me in Urbana, Illinois. I tried to describe my actions in real time over the phone while recording video and sound.
Maria tried to follow my exact steps and direction while in Boston, as a third party followed behind with a videocamera. Maria later composited the footage to create a single edit of her head and shoulders against my visual view. In the result, she appears to lead me on a walk which I in fact direct.
- In / Out Festival of the Digital Image, Prague