HD 1080p Video, Duration: 68 minutes
"Open Air" is a visual music project by media artist Grayson Cooke, a visual setting of the 2013 album "Open" by Australian cult band The Necks. It is also a form of creative earth imaging; it combines timelapse Landsat satellite imagery of Australia, with aerial macro-photography of the paintings and processes of Australian painter Emma Walker. Together, these two vastly different forms of aerial earth imaging combine to produce a complex picture of a changing planet. This project was shortlisted in the 2018 Lumen Prize, won Best Experimental Film at the 2019 SAE Atom Awards, and Edition 1 was acquired for the art collection of the Australian Parliament House.
Grayson Cooke has presented media art and live audio-visual performance works in Australia and internationally, having exhibited and performed in major international festivals such as the Japan Media Arts Festival, the WRO Media Art Biennale, the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York, VIDEOFORMES in France and the Currents New Media festival in Santa Fe. As a scholar he has published widely in academic journals, and he is also an associate editor for the scholarly journal “Transformations.” He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal.