/ Projects / Luko  
  Luko / © Luko G-R      Project : Struggling in SDDLR, whatever Fim do Mundo
I chose the title of this project as enigmatic and as experimental as I could find.

It happens that I am into a period of my life where I'm asking myself a lot of questions especially about the way of living I'm going through and the meaning of my work, which I start to despise. Generally not good news. For the ones who still don't know : I'm a consultant.
 
For the french people of my generation, Houellebecq the writer has been quite influential since his first novel, which was titled in english "Whatever" (first clue), and  which french original title could be translated as "Extension of the struggling area" (second clue). This novel describes the life of a consultant (first coincidence) going through a breakdown after realizing he's been exploited and that the economic rat race, -the struggle-, has extended to his most intimate self, which he can't escape, and the usually more private areas of life where the economic rules have nothing to do. Therefore he gets more and more distance and disinvolved in what he sees or does...

I discovered that Houellebecq was born in Reunion island where I spent three days for business last week (second coincidence), locked in my hotel or in a conference room. The idea of bringing with me the less capitalistic tool I could use to come back with a short experimental story naturally blossomed to my mind.
I then swiped the dust off my cheapo medium format Lubitel, (a genuine product from the ex-USSR) which I am now using as a paperweight, and went down to the kitchen to grab the last three 120 film I found in the egg compartment of the fridge. 

Once landed after a 11h low cost flight, it turned out to be really experimental conditions : short of sleep in the ghost town of Saint-Denis-de-la-Reunion (SDDLR, third clue) during a sunday... paralleling with the original idea, as Houellebecq's "Whatever" takes place in a off season dreary french provincial town, before and during the Christmas festivities (third coincidence).

As for Fim do Mundo, I suppose it's about an ending of the project. You'll see by yourself.

I'm not sure the whole project has a plot, I had felt this sleep lacking day like a dream awake, struggling against sunlight and tiredness. I don't know whether you've already noticed that the lack of sleep, as well as depressive environments enhances the inner dialogue.

Of course there's nothing to expect from the technicalities of the tool, I guess mobile phones take sharper pics nowadays and I'm still wondering about the experimental lay out I chose..

You should probably imagine the narrator's voice off... it's me talking...

... but you tell me. In any ways, don't worry, it'll be a very short project : 5 to 6 photos concentrated on one day.   
6 photos 0 draft - completed on 11/01/2008 -



Mr.Vanilla & the gentle giant
© Luko G-R  Luko
13/12/2007    13 comm. photo
Reloaded
Mr.Vanilla & the gentle giant
© Luko G-R  Luko
13/12/2007   13 comm. photo
The only living guy in Saint Denis
© Luko G-R  Luko
14/12/2007    6 comm. photo
Reloaded
The only living guy in Saint Denis
© Luko G-R  Luko
14/12/2007   6 comm. photo
Different types of alienation
© Luko G-R  Luko
15/12/2007    5 comm. photo
Reloaded
Different types of alienation
© Luko G-R  Luko
15/12/2007   5 comm. photo
The missed op
© Luko G-R  Luko
16/12/2007    3 comm. photo
Reloaded
The missed op
© Luko G-R  Luko
16/12/2007   3 comm. photo
bright light, big city
© Luko G-R  Luko
02/01/2008    3 comm. photo
Reloaded
bright light, big city
© Luko G-R  Luko
02/01/2008   3 comm. photo
Fim do Mundo
© Luko G-R  Luko
03/01/2008    3 comm. photo
Reloaded
Fim do Mundo
© Luko G-R  Luko
03/01/2008   3 comm. photo

 
 

Login