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Brit Bunkley

Ghost Shelter/6

Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 5:49 | Nouvelle-Zélande | 2017

Ghost Shelter/6: encompasses a variety of significant post-industrial structures all at the edge of metropolitan regions in various states of ruin. They are created from 3D scans and drone footage, rendered and animated in 3D as discrete virtual entities simulating islands of memory (as in Tarkovsky’s Solaris). 1.Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf, an abandoned chemical factory in the former German Democratic Republic 2.The Teufelsberg, a NSA listening station in Berlin built on top of a man-made hill constructed from the rubble of WW2 Berlin. 3.Immerath, a ghost town in western Germany removed in 2017 by the energy giant RWE for the expansion of their open cast coal mine, Garzweiler. 4.The Martha Project, a NZ open cast gold mine whose mining operations ground to a halt due a major landslide collapsing the north wall of the mine. 5.Domes of Case Grande, an incomplete and abandoned futuristic computer facility in Arizona. 6.The Sleeping Beauty Castle, the centrepiece of the California Disneyland Park, modelled on the late 19th century Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany.

Brit Bunkley’s current art practice includes public art, sculpture, installation, and the creation of “impossible” moving and still images and architecture designed using computer 3D modelling, video and image editing programs, with content emphasizing majestic landscapes, human revelry and an oblique sense of apocalyptic anxiety tempered with whimsy and irony. Brit is represented in numerous international collections and has completed a dozen permanent and temporary public art projects. In addition, he has received several grants and fellowships including a Wallace Trust grant in NZ; a New York State Fellowship (CAPS) grant, a New York State Council on the Arts project grant, a USA National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship. Recent international group exhibitions and screenings include Sanctioned Array-Other2 Specify at the White Box gallery in NYC, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at the Centre Pompidou and at the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain; The Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; FILE 2012 at the SESI' Cultural Centre Sao Paulo, Brazi;, the Berlin International Director?s Lounge 2014 and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art where he won an award. Bunkley?s most recent solo exhibition, Social Realism opened at the Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ November 2014- with forthcoming solo exhibition November 2015. Recent video exhibitions and festivals include FILE 2015; Fiesp Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil; the International Video Art Festival “ Now&After ” MINI VIDEO'15, Schusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia, and International short- and longfilm videodays 2015 and 2016, G.A.S-station, Berlin, Germany