Documentation of the performance
Photos of the performance in Tokyo and São Paulo, 2009
Representation of the spatial relation between cameras (geodesy film), PhD extract, Problematics of film continuity in contemporary art, Caroline Bernard, 2014
SWITCHED EYES: AZIMUTH
Caroline Bernard (Lili range le chat) – Michiko Tsuda
Connected video cameras linked to a compass
Documentation of the performance between Japan and Brazil
Programming: Tatsuya Saito
Switched Eyes: azimuth is a performance which took place in 2009, based on the exchange and synchronization between mobile cameras a great distance away from each other. A performer in Japan triggers her smartphone camera with a direction of fifty degrees northeast . This image is then transferred to a mobile phone connected in Brazil. The performer in Brazil needs to find the direction of this image shot in Japan in order to trigger her own camera and send a new image.
Brazil and Japan are antipodes; the former is in the southern hemisphere, the latter is in the northern hemisphere and the time difference is 11 hours. Despite their differences, images bear a spatial link and are produced with the same orientation; they “look” in the same direction. Moreover, by extending vanishing points, the images meet somewhere in outer space.