“Open Air” is a project produced by Grayson Cooke in collaboration with painter Emma Walker, and with the music of The Necks. Through a partnership with Geoscience Australia, the project also uses Landsat satellite images of Australia from the Digital Earth Australia program.
This project seeks to creatively image the forces that shape the Earth. It uses aerial imaging on two vastly divergent scales to produce two different material manifestations of these forces; it features motion-controlled aerial imaging of the paintings and processes of Emma Walker, set against time-lapse Landsat satellite images of Australia.
The album “Open” by The Necks provides the soundtrack for the project. At times sparse and dry, at others symphonic in its intensity, the music provides an immersive aural backdrop for thinking in to the phenomena that shape this continent.