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The Canary Islands through the lens

The islands through the eyes of audiovisual artists

In the Canary Islands, thousands of stories take place every day. A world of personal experiences that make them somewhere special full of unforgettable moments.

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This art project shows the Canary Islands from the point of view of seven of the most relevant videotellers on the Vimeo platform. Through their camera, these artists captured their own experiences during their travels. Each producer narrates their experiences, emotions and feelings on one of the islands in the archipelago. They are the stars of their own audiovisual productions.

The result? Seven totally different audiovisual creations with a personality as unique as the islands are distinct.

 

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foto - ic desde el objetivo
foto - ic desde el objetivo
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 The films were produced during the autumn-winter of 2013 and were released at the start of 2014. The project was a rapid success, with two of the seven pieces being catalogued as Staff Picks – videos especially recommended by Vimeo professionals. 

 In just over one week, the videos had been played more than half a million times, and by the end of the year, they had been seen by more than one and a half million users.

 The quality and originality of the resulting pieces was so great that they were included in different travel blogs and aired on a variety of travel channels. These seven creations are the perfect place to find inspiration before a trip to the Canary Islands. 

04:02
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The Lanzarote Effect
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imagen - objetivo - lanzarote
imagen - objetivo - lanzarote
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Ancho completo
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We find ourselves in a recreation of an ancient, magical world where even the most mundane things have a special air about them, like the earth, the sky and traditions. This couple of French creators were so impressed by the landscapes and the experiences they had during their stay that they named their work The Lanzarote Effect. It’s a film full of emotions that pays homage to the true soul of the island: its people.

 

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In this project by the Slovenian director, emotions are experienced through details. With a peculiar rhythm and a curated appearance, water and wind become the protagonists as the elements that define life on Fuerteventura.

02:46
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This is Fuerteventura
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imagen - ic objetivo - fuerteventura
imagen - ic objetivo - fuerteventura
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Ancho completo
01:52
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Mirrorlapse
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imagen - objetivo - grancanaria
imagen - objetivo - grancanaria
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Ancho completo
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Rick Mereki interprets the island of Gran Canaria as a kaleidoscopic setting full of life and strong sensations. The result is a project full of rhythm that captivates our attention through images that defy all logic and that the Australian artist has entitled ‘Mirrorlapse’.

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Tenerife is a fantastic memory. That’s how Matty Brown presents the island in The Edge of Earth, as a series of thoughts evoked by his journey across the island. Seven intense days full of all kinds of emotions. A series of images in perfect synchronicity with the soundtrack that turn this piece into a true marvel.

03:22
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The Edge of Earth
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imagen - tenerife - objetivo
imagen - tenerife - objetivo
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Ancho completo
01:49
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A volcano in the Sea
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imagen - objetivo - gomera
imagen - objetivo - gomera
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Ancho completo
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A Volcano in the Sea is an audiovisual reflection on the relationship between man and his environment and his past. A journey through the nature and traditions of La Gomera that originates from the solitude of the individual.

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In Frames of Life, the author travels across an island that he defines as the perfect place to lose yourself. Intimacy, tradition and authenticity are all present throughout thes three minutes the piece lasts.

03:07
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Frames of Life
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imagen - objetivo - lapalma
imagen - objetivo - lapalma
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Ancho completo
03:17
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El Hierro
Vídeo
Póster
imagen - objetivo - elhierro
imagen - objetivo - elhierro
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Ancho completo
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The French producer’s project is a unique voyage to the core of El Hierro. A video where textures are right at the surface and folklore, gastronomy and traditions are the starting point towards the island´s future, represented by its youngest inhabitants: the children of El Hierro.