New Terrains videos now playing in the air
If you're on one of these flights, have a look through the inflight entertainment menu and you'll see the two new media works: Delta, and Pioneer City.
Delta was created by Auckland artist and CoLab lecturer, Clinton Watkins. Identifying a common need of passengers within the aircraft, Watkins created an aid to relaxation and sleep by combining delta waves and meditative video footage. Watkins' video work explores the subjective experience of travel while lulling the viewer into sleep.
Wellington-based duo Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Simon Ward explored the concepts and experiences of air travel in different ways with Pioneer City. The video work is a tourism video, responding to the destination videos available on inflight entertainment systems. Treating the passengers as successful migrants to the Mars colony, Pioneer City the destination video will introduce new audiences to Holloway-Smith’s project. Pioneer City was first revealed to the public in 2011 through a website, real estate showroom and billboard promoting the colony.
New Terrains is funded by Creative New Zealand and CoLab, AUT University. Its purpose is to commission new work for the increasingly prevalent new media spaces in our society, ranging from interactive technology to personalised media screens.
If you would like to know more about this project, please contact Dr. Melissa Laing: firstname.lastname@example.org.