The series of works “from here to nowhere” was created during several road trips through the rural west of the USA. With no specific destination in mind, Rui Camilo explored the country far away from the big cities. The relationship between people and spaces, places that are not immediately identifiable, that one comes across rather than looks for, and that are often imbued with a sense of hopeless loneliness. Where exactly the pictures were taken is irrelevant. Places that often resemble stage sets linger in an endless loop between emergence and decay. Inventories of the ever-changing, complicated relationship of man to his physical environment. The viewer can complete the traces of life that are recorded with the images to form an imaginary picture of his or her own. In this way, ideas, assumptions and stories about civilization are transported into the present of the viewer.