The following are very basic concept sketches …
An eye peering through venetian blinds in the pacific. The venetian blinds will be integrated into longitude and latitude lines made up of wires + NO8 wires (synonymous with Kiwi ingenuity). Need to take a picture of: an eye, venetian blinds, wires + a globe. I will need to do a lot of cloning + warping of the globe to make the pacific take up the entire space.
NOTES: Buzzy bees (iconically kiwi, and synonymous with nostalgia) carrying out surveillance over the Pacific. I would need to take various pictures of buzzy bees and different angles, then warp and resize them. The surveillance grid would be made out of No.8 wires. Take pictures of: Buzzy Bee, No8. Wire + other wires, globe. I may place the globe in a minimal domestic setting (something from a Frankie or Kinship magazine) to drive home the idea of an insidious underbelly on the home front.
NOTES: A shadowy face, emphasis on the eyes peering through Venetian blinds that will slowly transform into Palm leaves. Need to work on the NZ aspect. I like the idea of turning the Iron Curtain into the Palm Curtain of spying. Photos that need to be taken are Palm leaves, Venetian blinds with eyes staring through. I want to create a noir inspired, perhaps chiaroscuro design. Will integrate some 60s spy design into it.
NOTES: A figure (perhaps in a business suit) standing on NZ, casts a net (made up of a network of wires, including the No. 8) over the Pacific. I will need to do a lot of cloning + warping of the globe to make the pacific take up the entire space.
NOTES: A buzzy bee with an eye on its underbelly, spies on the Pacific. The Buzzy Bee, being synonymous with nostalgia and innocence is transformed into something malign, in a sense it is also NZ political transformation. Will create data lines from No.8 wire. Will need photos of a buzzy bee, an eye, a globe and No.8 wire.