Socially Engaged Art

Stranger Danger; a Hitchhiker's Travellogue

Added on by Zachary Gough.

For couple of years, I’ve wanted to go on a hitchhiking trip with the intent of interviewing the people who give me a ride.  I set aside six days in June, packed a tent and sleeping bag and travelled along the Oregon coast with an audio recorder in my pocket.  I wanted to capture the experience for people who have never had the chance, or who may never feel comfortable hitchhiking or picking up a hitchhiker.  I wanted to expose the hitchhiker/driver relationship, and share some of the drivers’ stories.  There are countless reasons, social, economic, aesthetic and environmental, why I think hitchhiking is a beautiful experience, and I hope some of those come across in these recordings.