Surrealscania: digital video with GPS-tech
Surrealscania is a web-based art project from Sweden that combines digital video with GPS-tech carried out by by filmmaker and videoartist Anders Weberg and ethnologist and cultural analysist Robert Willim. The project examines space/place questions such as "How do different places become interesting?", "Can a wet and dirty road running through a barren field be appealing?" or "What are the common denominators between a heavy industrial harbour and a nature reserve?"
ilmmaker Anders Weberg and cultural analysist Robert Willim started by visiting various points within a specific region. This time the region was Scania, located in southern Sweden. On the different locations video material has been collected, which was then used as the raw material for a number of short films. These films are now available for download. At the moment we provide six different films, but more will be added to the collection in the future. (...) All the films are accompanied with files containing the exact geographical coordinates for all the different places. By using Google Earth it is possible to view aerial photos of the points represented in the different films. Using a GPS-unit it is also possible to visit the locations where the visual raw material was shot. And as the films are provided in various file formats optimized for most mobile video players, it is possible to enjoy the filmic representations on the very spots where the material was filmed. In this way the imaginary can be compared to the real