“Good afternoon passengers. This is the pre-boarding announcement for flight T-10 to Beijing.” Miss this? Us too, but before we can embark again, take a look at an exhibition of how an airport could look like in the future. Or should we call it a Spaceport?
London-based psychedelic AV genius Weirdcore has created a new audio-visual exhibition called Orient Flux in Beijing. Drawing from the sci-fi aesthetic of cinema and design in the 70s and 80s, and embracing surrealism and contemporary surveillance culture, he created a futuristic spaceport which is designed for trips through both time and space. The artist blends live visuals, motion graphics and films in the show, which also blends elements of his past works that were done in collaboration with artists like Aphex Twin, Radiohead and Tame Impala to name a few.
The spaceport itself consists of seven interconnected rooms that begin and end in an ambient portal called the Stellar Lounge, and climaxing at the Trans Aeon Express with a superluminal trip. The Trans Aeon Express is designed for passengers to go back in time to experience “China’s vivid history”.
Contributing to the immersive sound design are producers 33EMYBW and Gooooos from Shanghai-based music, clothing, and art label SVBKVL. For the production, they designed extraterrestrial ambient and sci-fi sounds with an added China touch by layering a female voice speaking in Mandarin over top of the interconnecting installations.
The exhibition is located on the fourth floor of the T-10 art and culture space in Beijing’s SKP-S and run until January 24, 2021. Find more information and to watch a video of how the exhibition looks like, head to the the SKP-S website.