Delhi Express
Jeroen Kooijmans, 1997, 60'00''

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'Delhi Express' (1997) is a travel report. A young man crosses the Indian landscape by train. Sun-bleached hill-sides, colourful fields, the rattling of the train and the prattling of its passengers are all registered by the cam-era.These impressions, supplemented with snatches of classical Indian music, offer the viewer the pleasure of sharing uniquely exotic sights and sounds. In the middle of this picture we see the shadow of the young man, standing proudly between two coaches. His shadow moves along the ground, becoming a part of the landscape itself, as it were - alternately stretching far back, and then close-to. It is a fleeting impression of the traveller him-self, who journeys on without leaving a trace behind him. 'I had made the video-recordings onthe way for "Delhi Express". In the evening, on a poster on the wall of my hotel room, I read: "Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road".'

  • Date: 1997
  • Length: 60'00''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: poetry
  • Keywords: registration (technique), artist, body, third world/non-western culture, travel, tourism, movement, landscape