Ascents and descents in realtime

Ascents and descents in realtime

  • Artist

    Alex Monteith

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    single channel video, high definition (HD), 16:9, colour, stereo sound

  • Size

    17min 25sec

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    16 Nov 2009

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Chartwell Notes


    Shot in Ahipara, Northland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, this work features Moto-x riders attempt to ascend the huge fifty-degree dunes near Ahipara, Northland. The work is a single real time take of the riding antics of moto-x and raptor/quad bike riders. In keeping with Monteiths work at this time she explores the intersection of moving image genres between high risk sports and stunt activities and scenic documentary.