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Explaining the Remainder

One of the things that struck me while filming inside the Climate Laboratory Building was the rooms of equipment simply left behind. While some labs and offices had been completely cleared out, others still housed collections of equipment no longer

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Explaining the Remainder

One of the things that struck me while filming inside the Climate Laboratory Building was the rooms of equipment simply left behind. While some labs and offices had been completely cleared out, others still housed collections of equipment no longer

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further video experimentation

After a hiatus I am back working on the project. This time with a short filmic exploration of the infrastructure that makes up the Controlled Environment Laboratory

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further video experimentation

After a hiatus I am back working on the project. This time with a short filmic exploration of the infrastructure that makes up the Controlled Environment Laboratory

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timeline-visualisation

A preliminary timeline

In an effort to keep track of the complex factors that make up the history of the Climate Labs and plant science in New Zealand I made a timeline. I’m sure its missing lots of pertinent things so please contact

timeline-visualisation

A preliminary timeline

In an effort to keep track of the complex factors that make up the history of the Climate Labs and plant science in New Zealand I made a timeline. I’m sure its missing lots of pertinent things so please contact

the people

Read about the people making the film:

the people

Read about the people making the film:

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plans and drawings

I came across a preliminary sketch of the site and the proposed location of the buildings, with plans for future extensions. You can see the original proposal (top) and my version which shows the locations of the buildings and growing

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plans and drawings

I came across a preliminary sketch of the site and the proposed location of the buildings, with plans for future extensions. You can see the original proposal (top) and my version which shows the locations of the buildings and growing

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exploring the property

One of the things that I always loved about visiting the Plant Physiology Division was the grounds, from the large trees and big lawns to run around on and the swimming pool, to all the glass houses and buildings.

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exploring the property

One of the things that I always loved about visiting the Plant Physiology Division was the grounds, from the large trees and big lawns to run around on and the swimming pool, to all the glass houses and buildings.

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Bibliography

I’ve been reading all sorts of things for this film, from the technical to the historical, from government documents to newsletters. I’m going to keep a record of them here for your reference.

Bibliography

I’ve been reading all sorts of things for this film, from the technical to the historical, from government documents to newsletters. I’m going to keep a record of them here for your reference.

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The lights

The lights are a mixture of fluorescent and tungsten to get the right UV spectrum for growing plants. There is a water bath between the lamp loft and the growth room to filter heat generating infrared from the lights.

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The lights

The lights are a mixture of fluorescent and tungsten to get the right UV spectrum for growing plants. There is a water bath between the lamp loft and the growth room to filter heat generating infrared from the lights.

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A short preview

You can view a short excerpt of the film here :

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A short preview

You can view a short excerpt of the film here :

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a model

This model of the Controlled Climate Laboratory still hangs in the main entrance way to the building

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a model

This model of the Controlled Climate Laboratory still hangs in the main entrance way to the building