To mark this movement towards the other in a rhythmic unity, rituals are defined as a pact of authenticity and sharing. The ritual for this project involves:
● At every 30 km precisely you will stop and look and listen to what the place tells you.
● You will move your body lower, higher and you will propose two different visions.
● You are not a tourist who goes around the space you encounter- you are a light, happy and free consciousness that will listen to what your gaze tells you and your gaze will listen to what the place tells you about its contrasts and textures, its own language.
● You will imagine yourself as a human, a mouse, an ant, a deer, a cat, a kangaroo, an elephant ... and from their points of view you will take your shots which will be anything but "clichés".
The distance you need to travel? The one you want, the one you can, the one your freedom gives you at this time. A mere thirty kilometres could be enough.
However long you travel, think of this planet earth that we will walk around together. Step by step we travel towards each other and our improbable, incongruous, surprising journey will be this trace of our invisible connection that makes us inhabitants of the same plane. Even just for a moment in time.
This is not a competition or a selective exercise. This means that if we have two or more people wanting to travel the same route, then we will select the first images we get at those coordinates. A similar or parallel journey will be ok.
If someone wants to travel between coordinates already photographed, they may travel between the same coordinates and use another media to feel those places (sound recording, video, music etc). The same rule applies though to these other media- the first person to submit for those coordinates in that medium is selected
The editorial team does reserve the right to edit, as gently as possible, some work if it means it is stronger. This will, of course, be done in consultation with the artist and nothing published without permission
To be included you must include the GPS coordinates, and if possible mark the route on a simple map to send with the work. We would also love some reflection in words on your submission (that maybe as brief as a haiku or a sentence or two, or even just unrelated words that capture something about your feeling). This will not be edited. This maybe be submitted in any language, but an English translation would be a bonus if you feel confident
We have chosen English as the language of choice for the site because after much discussion we thought it was the closest we have, for better or for worse, to a language we all know
Details on required resolution and file types for various media will be posted on this site in the 'call to artists' section closer to the beginning of the project. Again we will try and keep this simple to make this as inclusive as possible
The images will be displayed chronologically in the physical exhibition and also as a web project. They will be displayed in geographical order (ie. from the start, in France, to the end in Australia)