"GravityONE" is Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu's architectural diploma, presented in the summer of 2011 at
The Architectural Association [AA] School of Architecture, London.

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GravityONE: A Choreography for Militarised Airspace

The remote territories of the Australian Never Never are anything but empty. The history of these landscapes is one of nuclear testing, rocket launches and black military technologies. The skies over this red earth are scarred with the contrails of experimental weapons flights and charged with the militarised electromagnetic waves that reach out to US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Forgotten, somewhere in this landscape, is an abandoned missile tracking station. From here something else is being launched, a choreographed flock of autonomous gliders, to drift through the air in silent protest. Floating on engineered thermal currents their wingspan antennas broadcast white noise through the electromagnetic landscapes over Australia’s Pine Gap military base, momentarily jamming their telecommunications signals.

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Project details:
cargocollective.com/olgv/1567607

Credits:
Architecture & Animation: Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu [OLGV.]
Sound design: Tudor Petre

Thanks also goes to:
KiNO Studio, for hardware support; SENDAL Studios for After Effects support, Tudor Petre and Creativecow community for Final Cut support and not least, C4DCafe & VRAYforC4D communities for Cinema4D related support and CG Society for Maya support.

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