single channel projected installation
with framed screen print
B/W 16mm film transferred to HD
Drawing on both contemporary and historical texts about the city of London, from travel guides and blog travelogues to 19th century fiction. Ruscica's film deconstructs the idea of the travelogue itself as romanticised history, factual document and idealised experience. Travelogue points at two historically popular forms of travel entertainment - the moving panorama and the travelogue film. Highlighting the gap between idea and experience, and the difficulties inherent in creating representations of a place.
Commissioned by Camden Art Centre & Animate Projects, London