[ISEA2020] Artist Statement: Brit Bunkley — Geolith

Artist Statement

Two Native American geoliyhs on the California/Arizona border and a NASA site in Arizona are scanned in 3D, rendered, and animated as flyovers as islands in deep space. An apocryphal story of an encounter between a Navaho tribal elder and the Apollo 11 astronauts is narrated by Desmond Bovey.

  • Brit Bunkley is a New Zealand artist whose international screenings include the White Box gallery in NYC and the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (2016, 2018, 2019). He took part in the File Sao Paolo exhibitions 2017-2020 and the Kasseler Dokfest in 2019. 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 and Docfest Kassel 2019. 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. And he was awarded second prize for the Sustainability Short Film Competition at The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Gainsborough NC, USA in 2019. britbunkley.com