Polaroid Raft
2004

The Polaroid camera witnesses the displaced jungle adventures of Peruvian city dwellers on a Sunday picnic at the park. For a brief moment they get to endure the heat, fatigue, and dangers of a journey across the Amazon Rainforest without having to leave the domesticated environment of the park pond. This controlled experience is not captured by the emulsion, the emulsion is the experience. These chemicals carry within the trails of a raft that never quite made it down the river; a journey that stands in for our new relationship to nature.