Arthur Inamov captures not only the look, but the texture of travel through Malaysia.
Screenshot from video by Art Island
THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS that video does well. Illustrating the sense of touch is not one of them.
The texture of a place can really define it. This video captures coastal Malaysia as a texture-scape shaped by water, from the weathered planks on the dock, to moist, rich soil under-foot, to being dunked into the water itself.
As I watched this video, I could almost feel the sand between my toes, or the rough surface of a wooden boat under my fingers.
I “felt” the rasp of rough crab-shells and plasticky-smooth snakeskin.
What I didn’t get was the scent of the sea in the air or the taste of fresh coconuts. There are some things I’ll have to travel for after all.