Max Fleury / Bena Jackson

One who goes quickly (2020)

5 min 53 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

“Taking its cue from the specificity of Mason’s Screen’s location in Wellington’s CBD, this work picks up on a new element of the city’s environment: the Flamingo electric scooters that now ferry citizens from a to b. The benefits and disadvantages of electric scooters in several of Aotearoa’s cities has been much discussed in mainstream media, as city councils and central government scramble to figure out the regulatory and safety codes needed to integrate the scooters effectively into their transport ecosystems.

Fleury’s and Jackson’s work eschews these bureaucratic concerns and instead wonders whether the scooters can be repurposed in more inventive, personal ways, or even become objects of whimsy.”

Thomasin Sleigh

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