Tourism, 2012

My dreams are run-of-the-mill. Like all the inhabitants of the Western Europe, I want to travel. Michel Houellebecq, in Platform Tourism chronicles an individual’s journey around the island of Cuba. The camera focuses on the road where the tourist is cruising, moving along on roller skates. The tourist follows its track, turning its back to the land- scape and crossing paths with locals, cars, trucks, buses and carriages. The smooth skating movement is constantly disrupted by the montage, condensing time and space. The result is a visual impromptu. Tourism explores the intensity of being in a space of otherness. Tourism has been exhibited in New York (Spring Fever), and in Paris (Videodrome)