portableWorld 2005
12 episodes
30 - 60 seconds each
.mov and .3gp format

A series of intimate travel documentaries, crossing the borders into narcissicism in a globally mobile age.

In these vignettes the world revolves around the self. There is no looking out, no looking back, our perspective pushes forward, untill either restrained by boundaries or a goal is reached. The main dramatic players are shoes and skirts, the mainstays of the traveller with fashion in mind, pitted against a variety of spatial anomalies in floors, stairwells and roadways.

Border Control
Length: 27 seconds

 

Credits:
floor: Central Railway Station, Sydney
shoes :
John Fluevog
skirt : Simona
sound:
background

.mov : 1.5 megs /320 x 240
.3gp : 180 kbs /176 x 144

.mov : 1.8 megs /320 x 240
PDA.3gp : 500 kbs /320 x 240
.3gp : 230 kbs /176 x 144

Ship Board
Length: 29 seconds

 

Credits:
floor: Silja Opera Liner, Baltic Sea
shoes : Footprints

skirt : Funkis design with Florence Broadhurst fabric
sound: raw wind and Nigel Helyer

Over the Stars
Length: 29 seconds

 

Credits:
floor: Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia
shoes : Footprints
skirt :
Veronika Maine
sound: Budapest Metro

.mov : 770 kbs/320 x 240
.3gp : 200 kbs /176 x 144

.mov : 415 kbs /320 x 240
.3gp : 164 kbs /176 x 144

Walking 2 Budapest
Length: 27 seconds

 

Credits:
floor: House of Terror, Budapest
shoes : Chinese Laundry

skirt :
Cosgriff
sound: background

 

  more to come soon ....

Captured in diverse world locations on an XDA II mobile phone in 2004.

authored - Melinda Rackham - 2004 -05