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Indirect Flights – Sprawling landscape of layered images


Created by Joe Hamilton and supported by The Moving Museum, Indirect Flights is an online work comprised of a sprawling landscape of layered images. Raw materials, satellite images, organic textures, brush strokes and architectural fragments are all blended together into a dense panorama extending in all directions.

As you pan across the terrain like Google Maps the layers move at different speeds giving the illusion of depth, constantly changing what is hidden and exposed. This shifting composition is an attempt to depict contemporary landscape, in a moment defined by the proliferation of digital technologies and the global transportation of bodies, commodities and goods – Joe Hamilton.

The website works best on mobile/touch devices. The Google Maps style panning is highly dependent on iScroll, a high performance, small footprint, multi-platform javascript scroller.

Project Page | Joe Hamilton