Layla Curtis
Traceurs: to trace, to draw, to go fast, 2008
multi-channel video installation, B/W, silent

Traceurs: to trace, to draw, to go fast is a collection of twenty black and white films, created using a thermal imaging camera. The films capture a series of moments in which traceurs (practitioners of parkour) come into physical contact with the urban fabric. The camera, which sees the world in terms of temperature rather than light, makes visible the glowing white heat residue transferred from hands, fingers and feet onto the surfaces that the traceurs nimbly leap onto, run across and spring off. 

The films are designed to be screened simultaneously as part of a multi-channel video installation.

Please click here to view a showreel of a selection of the films

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