Skipping Girl Vinegar - Chase The Sun
Australian band Skipping Girl Vinegar sent a hobo
monkey (Baker) to
the edge of space, in a low rent spaceship made from foam and gaffa
On the morning of Sat 27th Nov 2011, attached to a giant
weather balloon, Baker and the onboard camera soared to 110,000 feet (4
times higher than Mt Everest) capturing the rolling image that is now
part of this new film clip.
Reaching speeds of over 200kmh and
experiencing temperatures as low as -50 degrees Baker carried an Mp3
player beaming out the new SGV single 'Chase the Sun' and messages to
the Universe from the people of Earth.
Monkey in Space was
directed & dreamed up by Mark Lang & Chris Lansell
along with a
team of cowboy artists and scientists including Leigh Ryan, Cobie
Orger, Jody Muston, Michael Sacks, Emerald Buller, Grant Willis, Annika
Fleur, Neil Thomas, Sare Lang, Amanthi Lynch, Chris Helm, Kelly Lane
& The Project Horus Launch crew: Terry Baume, Matthew Cook,
Holman, Mark Jessop, Alan Kovacs, Joshua Morgan, Scott Testi, Carol Van
Der Meer and Grant Willis.
Special guests contributing to Baker's mission included Dr Karl,
Lawrence Leung & Lindsay 'The Dr' McDougall from Triple J.
No 'Hobo Monkeys' were harmed during the making of this clip.