The Canon 5D Mark II Group Message Board › London Installation Artist is looking for footage
In case you haven't heard on the vimeo 5D2 boards, a UK based artists named David Barrett is collecting 30 second bits of footage relating to cars shot on our cameras. He's accepting footage now so feel free to send him an email if you'd like to send him something you've shot:
david.barrett1 @ gmail . com
Also, here's a sample of one of his artworks:
I emailed him to find out more and here's what he wrote:
I am London based and have a location for a pop up gallery in the city
anytime I need it. Hopefully the sooner the better though this new
angle has set things back a bit. No website at the moment but in the
I need to put a three week deadline on the work so am saying 9am
Monday October 11.
The request is to garner enough material to expand a video
instillation I have planned to accompany the sculptural form I have
been putting together.
Perhaps the attached images might help. The piece is essentially all
about our associations with the car from the toy we dream about owning
one day to the body bags brought home from wars that are or are not,
dependent upon your viewpoint, about oil. It is as I say both a
celebration of the car but also considers at what cost the freedoms it
has brought us. Indeed the freedoms it has taken from the people of
the Bronx being split by the Cross Bronx Expressway or the lives lost
in the new rush for oil on the
African Atlantic coast or maybe just the freedom to live a healthy
life for those who live near a motorway. Not to mention the freedom
provided by a healthy environment.
I am in no way against the car. Indeed I have worked on a number of
motoring shows in the past and own a couple of old Mercs, bangers
picked up on ebay. So the celebration of the car will be the mood
engendered by seeing the multitude of cars on the globe, from the toy
models owned to the ones your father owned to the dreams realised. It
will celebrate the industry which has brought such joy from the
freedom of the first set of keys being handed over to the adulation of
art forms on four wheels.
I'd like to achieve this in film form via this request by inviting
5&7D owners worldwide to submit as diverse a range of 'associations'
with the automobile to achieve an almost Koyaanisqatsi-esque montage
set to a score with an automobile slant and most likely with a lot
less aerial shots.
Please keep these images to yourself, I hope you like the project and
hopefully look forward to your additions. The response so far has been
All the best,