Welcome to Uruguay! Barbat recalls the last vacation I took with my parents. We spent four days in Uruguay where we had some sort of frustrated vacation, like National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Chevy Chase in the 1980s. Instead of that green wagon from the Grisworld family, we boarded the Barbat, an imposing and standard tourist bus, which will guide us on this journey through the obvious veins of the city and of time.
On your right, we can see an absurd amount of photos doomed to digital forgetfulness, while later we can go down to some more pictures and a quick snack. Due to the divergences of tourist styles, I decided to register the peculiar form of trip adopted by my parents and to translate the experi- ences and emotions that we experienced. In a cycle; get on the bus, get off at the tourist spot, take pictures to not forget, jump back into the bus and resume until your last and exhausting stop.
Barbat is a narrative about the production, accumulation, and burial of images generated by the tourist in a trip guide format. Jump in Barbat and let’s discover Uruguay!
50 numbered and signed copies / self-published _
_Barbat is the first in a series of photobooks guide trips. The second publication will be Greyhound - a kitsch road movie mystery in California, USA.