In the realm of the physical world and corporeal desires, Chris Fox has refashioned the soft organs of machines into five propositions of flight. His urban Salon Jetpacks hang from the wall like exoskeletons of the future remade from the flesh of an industrial past. Attached to each jetpack is a helmet moulded in the shape of either a Mohawk, Afro, Bob, Ponytail or Quiff, offering us the potential of airborne freedom anchored to the retro coiffure of our choice. The implication is one of codependence where aeronautics is driven by cosmetic aspiration and current definitions of consumer cool. The style is the ride, so function follows form in an inverse take on the modern architecture of flight.

Exhibition Artwork
Temporary Installation

2009

Salon Jetpacks hang from the wall like exoskeletons of the future remade from the flesh of an industrial past

Salon Jetpack

Assisted By: Australia Council For The Arts, Arts Nsw, Nava, Fraser Studios Photography: Josh Raymond, Maciek Stepinski, Jamie North

Credits, Collaborators and Consultants

Gadigal Country, Sydney, NSW Australia

© 2022 by Studio Chris Fox.

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