Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
One of the industrial sectors which has been conceptually affected the most by Covid-19 lockdowns is the airline industry. The inability to fly somewhere else together with the suddenly increased danger around us, has redefined the ‘flight’ as both a past utopic escape and a present potential hazard. “No Fly Free Zone“ by Mari Bastashevski and Sam Lavigne is an audio work addressing this status. It is an automated live broadcast of the travel restrictions for individual nation states, daily published by IATA (International Air Transport Association). This perennial announcement, continuously updated, conjures with our perception that these denials have become the norm, and with this form of narration, we tend to accept them even faster. The data in its rendered voice transforms then in a kind of adversarial practice to the flight business.
Mari Bastashevski and Sam Lavigne – No Fly Free Zone