Melissa Laing, 2008

Exhibited as part of Melissa Laing : Thirty Two Heavy
PhD submission, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

A multi channel sound work which is constructed around the transcript of the averted Japan Air Lines Flight 46E disaster. It explores the role of the pilot, approaching it in terms of hero worship and bravery. It also engages with our fear of disaster and its immanence within an aviation environment.

Listen to an excerpt of Is it bravery