re_manufact / SharjahVantagePointOfVIew series
By Zlatan Filipovic
Photographs in this series are products of reMediating the footage of the image based documentation. The changing vantage point, time delay between each of the photos and process of reCompositing are the parameters at play.
These are the starting elements and experimentation departs from here with a intent to create image forms questioning how does it feel to be here and now…
“… It was the end of Spring and paying another visit to the Heart of Sharjah without much planning in advance turned out to surprise me with the vibrant voices of the locals that normally stay in the cooler and more usual meeting spots like shopping malls and restaurants. It was the time of the Heritage Days Festival.
For many years I have been visiting Sharjah yet somehow always remained disconnected from the encounters with the local customs and people beyond the fragmented exposure to the acted-like scenarios of performing the memories of the Heritage.
Now I was able to take more of a neutral point and actually for the first time capture a series of short video clips that allowed me to construct these tapestry like landscapes of urban milieu interwoven with people on the street avoiding the projection of stereotypes about the foreign.
The point of view I took allowed me to move over the crowds and map the moments of the everyday and patterns people created in the open areas of the urban landscape.
Inspired and mesmerizing by the potential of slit-scan camera process I engaged alternative photo-mapping activity combining time-based imagery and image stitching algorithms to produce this Mapping of the City of Sharjah series.
Keyworkds: #TheSlitScanCameraReConsidered #Point of view, #Elevation, #DistanceYetCloseness, #TextureAndDensityOfTheSharjah, #RemappingTheCity, #PiecingThePuzzleTogether, #TapestryOfTheCity,