JAMES AND ELEANOR AVERY

 

Flightdeck

installation in Sherman Galleries Artbox
SHERMAN GALLERIES, 16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia

Exhibition 22 September to 31 October 2007

Flightdeck, Sherman Galleries ArtboxFlightdeck, Sherman Galleries Artbox

Flightdeck

Our installation in the Artbox is based on an early space travel flightdeck. This new work includes a wraparound console wedged between a carpeted floor and a ceiling held up by Acro props.

You can look through the window, between the colonnaded ceiling props, and participate in the journey of a lifetime. Beyond the flat-pack flightdeck you can view your destination displayed on a magnified windscreen. An you can operate your controls via luminated dials on your dashboard. Our flightdeck is an altarpiece, a testament to old technology, framed and supported by temporary pillars and almost ready for take-off.

This installation continues our exploration of armchair tourism, previously realised in a series of large scale installations. Our Artbox is a condensed look at a wider world through a focussed portal.

Flightdeck installation views in the Sherman Galleries Artbox, Sydney, Australia

photo documentation by Richard Glover
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