electronic media artist
S Y N O P S I S
«INDOCAM» is an experimental travelog documenting my trip from New York to India, covertly filmed with a concealed wristwatch camera. By avoiding the intrusive presence of a traditional cinematic apparatus, I was able to engage in genuine interactions and unscripted dialogues with individuals from various domains, including private, cultural, political, and public figures in both the United States and India. The aesthetic implications of filming everyday life covertly with a watch camera are profound, devoid of framing eye, reliant on timing, wrist direction, and luck. The resulting video spins a subtle yet compelling narrative, divulging both revealing and disquieting aspects of these serendipitous encounters.
Through the use of a concealed camera, the «INDOCAM» presents a genuine depiction of reality, transcending the constraints imposed by traditional filming approaches. This unconventional method underscores the value of capturing fleeting moments in life unfiltered, ultimately unveiling the extraordinary beauty and intricacy that emerge when existence is observed through the lenses of spontaneity and chance.
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
I often consider how brief and random encounters can change the course of one’s destiny and what, if anything, will be changed or influenced as a result. INDOCAM is an experiment to capture the unforeseen reality unaltered by the apparent presence of a lens.