DAN SHIPSIDES - Apa i bur
Apa i bur
A video work which documents a climb called Apa i bur (Monkey in a cage) made on a high granite wall of a canal at kanalklippan, in Stockholm.
The cameras attached to a special bracket move in syncronised way - so that the water and the sky are linked through the body of the climber - as though the body is the pivot for the two elements.
Views of buildings across the canal locate the activty in an urban setting and the rock face can be identified to be a quarried surface. The incessant sounds from a construction site nearby give an ambient urban atmosphere to the work.
The work was produced by attaching two video cameras to a special bracket fitted to a backpack and so filming up and down as the person climbs up the urban walls.
Installed as double monitor (one placed on top of the other) or double projection screen (one above the other).