As a child do you remember looking up in the sky and seeing shiny aluminium streamlined travel trailers floating above the horizon? Maybe in Grandma's photo album there was a Kodak Brownie camera snapshot of a family camping above the treeline in their new lighter than air Airstream travel trailer? No?
Artist Edward Fielding has re-imagined an alternative history in which the iconic American brand of RV, the always retro-futuristic aerodynamic Airstream camper was not only lightweight, cool, hip and portable but also able to somehow overcome the laws of physics.
In his new series, Fielding's Airstreams fly over head water towers, float over the landscape and migrate south for the winter.
Fielding's work hints toward the Steam Punk movement with its revisionist history of what could have been but an added element of the absurd. Indeed the Airstream campers have the suggestion that they could fly, their design directly descends from the aircraft industry, but...