Transitive (2000)



Travel blends experiences of the exotic and mundane, present and historic, and assumption and fact. I prefer to travel slow on local, ground transport systems with historic texts as companion material. During a 9-week trip to Turkey, I photographed every transit point en route (airport and ferry terminals; bus depots; street corners and roadsides) as an ironic tourist gesture of place-in-between-Place and place-before-Place. I digitized and output the images onto panels of acetate as a chronological photo-journal juxtaposed to panels with textual excerpts from the Odyssey as the Grand Narrative. A three-voice spoken word sound track combined personal narrative, history and interpretation using diaristic fragments, anecdotes and quotation. Artist booklet with audio CD. Saskatchewan Tour with SCAM.