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Brit Bunkley

Ghost Zone

Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 6:25 | Nouvelle-Zélande, 0 | 2018

Ghost Zone is an homage to Tarkovsky`s “Stalker” (1979) takes us on a journey to the original expedition into the ineffable aqueous “Zone” - where wishes may be granted to one’s detriment. Bunkley stitches together his own footage in such a way that the landscape and buildings resemble a magic realist post-apocalyptic wasteland. Photographic composites of two rural locations has been made a lot easier with the use of drone captured imagery in that they will accommodate points of view not accessible form the ground. From this data he uses photogrammetry 3D scanning to create his eerie works as “œislands of memory┝ - akin to the islands that feature in the science fiction film Solaris (1972) by Andrei Tarkovsky. (Photogrammetry uses multiple photographs placed within software that creates 3d printable meshes.) By extracting these images, the buildings are divorced from their surrounds while the videos resemble chunks of architecture and landscape made from an indefinable material floating in black cyberspace.Ultimately they refer to eschatology - the “end of time”.

Brit Bunkley is a New Zealand based artist whose art practice includes the proposal and construction of large scale outdoor sculptures, discrete objects, installations as well as the creation of ”impossible” moving and still images and architecture designed using computer 3D modelling, video editing and image editing programs. His work explores an oblique sense of paranoid apocalyptic fear tempered with a sense of whimsy and irony. International screenings include the White Box gallery in NYC and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2016, 2018, 2019), and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in 2018. He took part in the Athens Digital Arts Festival and File Sao Paolo 2017 and 2018. Bunkley screened his video, Ghost Shelter/6 at The Federation Square Big Screen, Channels Festival 2017, Melbourne and at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany in 2018. In 2012 Bunkley was an award winner at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for the «Now&After» Festival, and he was again included in «Now&After» at Moscow’s Artplay Design Center February 2018. Recent solo exhibitions include Ghost Shelter 17 at Te Uru, Titirangi, Auckland, The Happy Place- Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland and the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand in 2018.