Path 99

“Path 99” is an art-science project designed for fulldome planetarium projection, it uses satellite images of clouds to highlight the importance of clouds to climate. Combining planetarium immersion with an enveloping electronic soundtrack, this project is a unique combination of art, science and the Earth. It shows us how now more than ever, it is crucial that we all have our heads in the clouds.

  • Grayson Cooke
    Lead Artists
  • Dugal McKinnon
    Lead Artists
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    fulldome, planetarium, art-science, environment
  • Runtime:
    44 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Student Project:
  • New Zealand International Film Festival
    New Zealand
    November 14, 2021
    World Premiere
  • World Science Festival Brisbane
    March 11, 2022
    Australian Premiere
  • XR:WA Festival
    September 16, 2022
  • New Zealand International Film Festival 2022
    New Zealand
    July 30, 2022
Director Biography

Grayson Cooke

Born in New Zealand and based in Australia, Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Associate Professor of Media and Chair of Creative Arts at Southern Cross University. His feature film work “Open Air” won the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the South Australian Museum in 2020. This work and others have shown in major forums such as the Japan Media Arts Festival, the WRO Media Art Biennale and the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York. As a scholar he has published widely in academic journals, and he is also an associate editor for the scholarly journal “Transformations.” He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal.

Dugal McKinnon

Dr Dugal McKinnon is the Deputy Director of the New Zealand School of Music and Co-Director of the Lilburn Studios for Electronic Music. He is a composer and sound artist whose output encompasses electronic, acoustic and text media, and often intersects these. In 2018 he co-organised the Aotearoa Audio Arts festival, a platform for the presentation and promotion of sound and audiovisual arts in New Zealand. He was 2014 composer-in-residence at the Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (Graz, Austria), and was also a composer-in-residence at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie [Centre for Art and Media Technology] (Karlsruhe, Germany) in 2010. He holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK) and teaches sonic art and composition at the NZSM.

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