This ia a participatory project about being together while staying apart by leaving our presence for our friends to find.
How to participate:
Choose up to three good friends that you have missed seeing during lockdown. These are the people you will share your video with.
Film yourself in an outdoor place. The footage should be:
Around 30 seconds long
Action rather than talking
Shot in landscape rather than portrait and wide (but not fisheye) so we can see your surroundings
Shot with the camera as still as you can. (Use a tripod or handy tree, or ask a family member to film it.)
You can stage the action or just film whatever happens. Play around. Be natural. Keep it short or keep the camera running and edit afterwards. Find a simple way of registering your presence in that place. It could be as simple as walking along a path or climbing a tree.
Using Whatsapp, share it with your friends send them the location.
Your friend/s can answer with a video of themselves in the same place, or find a new location to film themselves.
If the participants agree, the material generated may be collated into a located video documentary about the area under lockdown.
info about me is at www.rachelhenson.com