[2007-2013] A photo series about Tourists. Tourists immersed in breathtaking landscapes, tourists coming and going, tourist sightseeing, tourists taking pictures, tourists being tourists. The film shows patterns, some recurring actions, attitudes or dynamics of tourists and tourism that are significant of a way of relating with nature.
This is Threnody I, the first part of a Trilogy threnodies -from the Greek threnos (wailing) and oide (ode)-, a series of laments at the same time as elegies, in the shape of evocative images that carry with them a claim for a lost relation, a constant awareness of a broken and fragile link. Tourists -poetically- represent the actual lack of topophilia, our rootlessness disguised as mobility, in an increasingly homogeneous world. When what surrounds us, becomes a distant concept, an impersonal object, then only a consumption relation or superficial contemplation is possible.