DocLab Shorts 24 Nov at 19:45
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture
Photo Opportunities explores the varying frames captured of famed landmarks and constructs distorted images that reflect the “touristic gaze”.
Framing sites of mass tourism in our viewfinders, we create photographic souvenirs that are integral to the touristic experience. Conducting keyword searches of famed monuments in photo sharing web sites, Swiss /French artist Corinne Vionnet culled thousands of tourists’ snapshots for her series Photo Opportunities. Weaving together numerous photographic perspectives and experiences, the artist builds her own impressionistic interpretations – ethereal structures which float gently in a dream-like haze of blue sky. At the core of Corinne Vionnet’s artistic practice are topographical themes, namely the interaction between nature and humankind.Her work has been exhibited internationally.
Project detailsYear of development :2010
Created by:Corinne Vionnet