ALEXANDER HAHN

electronic media artist

ALEXANDER HAHN

presents

I N D O C A M

2022, 84’40” 


L O G L I N E

INDOCAM is an experimental video about the travels of a Swiss Artist from the US to India, secretly shot with a cheap Chinese watch camera.  

S Y N O P S I S

By title, INDOCAM is an India travelogue. But it's more than a video about a foreign place. Filmed on the sly, using a watch as a camera, it takes the viewers along like stowaways: visa office, subway, airport, immigration, supermarket, civic reception, art opening, religious ritual, or protest vigil. Experimental in genre, composited frame by frame from shaky footage and an erratic codec, INDOCAM looks at the fortuitous crisscross of the artist’s itinerary with other private lives and public events, some of which would shape the politics of India to this day. 


A R T I S T  S T A T E M E N T

I often consider how brief and random encounters can change the course of one’s destiny and what, if anything, will be changed or influenced as a result. INDOCAM is an experiment to capture the unforeseen reality unaltered by the apparent presence of a lens. 

Video

INDOCAM Trailer

(2021, 0:54’)