A New Investment Vehicle is a 3D virtual tour by the artist Max Colson, which takes viewers around a proposed segregation of the London bus service - for premium and budget customers. This fictional project was an unsolicited, and later rejected, proposal for the London bus system sent to City Hall in late 2015. Narrated in Chinese, it is aimed at international investors who it is hoped will be financing this 'optimized' version of the London bus service. Journeying through the premium echelons of the exclusive top deck to the security conscious, no frills, budget basement underneath, this video also functions as an examination of the relationship between urban segregation and novelty of consumer choice.
Produced using found 3D components, visual and photographic material. Chinese speech and English translations courtesy of various online services.
Vice - thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/max-colson
POSTmatter - postmatter.com/currents/places-people-prefer/#/
Guardian Cities - theguardian.com/cities/2015/dec/04/cuddlers-hire-sign-city-life-lonely