This excerpt is recorded from the 1st of the three Iroquoi flying in formation in the collaboratively generated (Alex Monteith and RNZAF SQNLDR Oliver Bint) performance with three RNZAF helicopters, each with rear-ward facing onboard cameras.
Context and Method
The three-ship section of flying which comprises this performance-and video artwork is a 25 minute choreographed flight inserted into the normal training and Alpine Search and Rescue practices of the RNZAF during excercise Blackbird 2010. After the three-ship section (and complete artwork) was finished (after the touch-and-go and 3-ship break) each frame (helicopter) moved to a different valley and complete its normal session of pilot training. This excerpt is provided for preview purposes only.
3min excerpt of the 18 minute performance, 1 channel (the Left-hand-side) of the 3-channel video installation. Alex Monteith, 2010.