Escape Pod

2015. Video (color, sound), media player, screen or projector. 20 min loop. Edition of 3.
Escape Pod chronicles a golden deer through dreamlike environments of affluence and authority. In the work we encounter a riot gear boutique, immigration checkpoints, a duty-free store in the clouds, and a ultra-luxurious designer bedroom. Composed of one continuous tracking shot and maintaining commercial glossiness, the video installation envisions a dystopic world consumed by material desire and wealth.

Jonathan Monaghan film Escape Pod showing surreal spacecraft
Still from video installation showing ultra-luxurious designer bedroom
A golden deer runs through dreamlike environments
A golden fawn in a duty-free store in the clouds
Escape Pod installed at bitforms gallery
Still from Monaghans Escape Pod from Sundance Film Festival New Frontier
Installation of Escape Pod