The landscapes and cityscapes here are authentic photographs and video documentation of places across Southwestern Ontario, and it is only by inserting these manufactured alien bodies into our familiar environments that we see how our environments themselves are becoming dystopic. The homage to found-footage forces a first-person perspective onto the viewer as unwitting voyeur into this potentially threatening encounter. “REC” is a play on documentation that isn’t documenting historical or lived events at all but is looking forward, perhaps foreshadowing, a something yet to come.

Tommy Bourque, digital photography/video/animation , 2 min 35 sec, 2018