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Wonder Why

Anne Spalter's avatar Anne Spalter

“Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.”  -- William Moulton Martson, Wonder Woman creator Despite many advances, it is still only in the world of the future that share equal rights with men. I have been working with airplane imagery for decades as a symbol of freedom and escape--and with Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane, specifically, since 2008. In this work, viewers feel the rush of soaring through the space and time in an invisible plane. Original video from my travels through the canals of Venice, the skyscrapers of Dubai, the West Lake of Hangzhou, and Coney Island are linked through Google Earth tour animations. These plus some NASA footage provide materials for a combination of earthly and imagined interplanetary environments. The ambient audio environment is composed of original recordings of traffic on the Queensboro bridge (between Brooklyn and Manhattan in New York City), Buddhist monks chanting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: n/a
  • Medium: Digital video
  • Width: 3480 pixels
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 1080 pixels