Ghost Shelter 5 is part of a collection of five artworks launched by Brit Bunkley as part of the Ghost Zone collection. The collection marks Bunkley becoming part of Sedition's Curated platform.Ghost Shelter 5 encompasses a variety of significant post-industrial structures with oblique references to abandoned mines in various states of ruin. They are created from 3D scans and drone footage, rendered and animated in 3D as discrete virtual entities simulating Tarkovsky-like islands of memory.
Bunkley stitches together his own footage in such a way that the landscape and buildings resemble a magic realist post-apocalyptic wasteland. He adds animation from photogrammetry 3D scanning to create his eerie works as “islands of memory” - akin to the islands that feature in the science fiction film Solaris (1972) by Andrei Tarkovsky. (Photogrammetry uses multiple photographs placed within software that creates printable, animatable 3D meshes.)
Ghost Shelter 6 (the previous version) has been shown at multiple venues including: 2019 (em>Blood River, Moon Roll and other Favourites, Stützpunkt Teufelsberg, Berlin; Ghost Shelter 17, Te Uru (window exhibition , Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand; Ghost Shelter (2016-2018), The Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand (solo exhibition); Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany; Les Rencontres Internationales New Cinema And Contemporary Art, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; File Video Art 2018, Art Gallery of Fiesp Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Channels/Conditional Surplus, Federation Square (“big screen”), Melbourne, Australia.