Between Here and There: Lodz
Move Light Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2012
The ongoing Between Here and There series combines original video footage of maritime shipping routes and ports with architectural video mapping in public spaces. Videos of ports, rivers and oceans captured at some of the largest container ports and most important shipping routes in the world, including sites in China, The United States, Panama, France, Portugal, Spain, The United Kingdom, Thailand, The Netherlands, and Germany, and are combined with footage of maritime shipping locations captured locally at the site of exhibition. This work, exhibited on a historic building in downtown Lodz, exhibited footage of The Port of Hong Kong, one of the busiest container ports in the world. The sun sets over the course of the twenty minute video, bringing the narrative from day to night as lights are illuminated in the port and the Hong Kong skyline. The twenty minute loop exposes the repetitive nature of a port that runs twenty-four hours a day and the nature of the infrastructure that supports the global economy.
In this series of work, Carbonneau documents sites that represent the massive system that is global trade, while tracking the ways her own environment, community and economy is linked to others on an international level. By investigating the benefits and consequences of a hyper connected world, and embedding the video in public spaces by using video mapping technologies, this massive international system is presented on a scale that is physically tangible and relatable to the human body, allowing the audience to grasp the physical enormity of the global economy, while highlighting the significance of our built environment within our modern and historic cultural framework.
Between Here and There: Lodz was supported by the Lux Pro Monument Foundation.