Tuesday, October 16, 2018

DRONES - NO DRONES - DRONES - NO DRONES: ONLINE EXHIBITION



PLAYFUL EXERCISE?

This online exhibition is an exercise, playing with the positioning of images. 

I have placed a weaponised airborne drone painting, then a non-drone painting, one after the other. 

What happens when I position paintings that do not depict drones or indications of their presence with images of weaponised drones? Are the non-drone paintings of trees-of-life, Australia, and the sun, colonised by the drone images? Or, do the paintings depicting trees-of-life, Australia and the sun remind us of life in the face of  destructive technologies? In a sense, do they combat the drone images? 

If you took the non-drone paintings away from the images of weaponised drones, are they different paintings? Without a militarised context, do they lose agency or gain it? Or, if you have seen them positioned with the paintings depicting militarised technology, can you ever forget - unsee?

The last two paintings depict human figures, Through the Mist of Time and Forever Watched. The latter does not depict a weaponised drone, but it does indicate surveillance - or does it? As I placed these last two paintings, I saw that Through the Mists of Time could provide another perspective for Forever Watched? What do you think? 

COSMIC LANDSCAPES
All the paintings are landscapes - cosmic landscapes, landscapes where you too can fly. This poses even more questions, but I will leave them for you to ask.

All the paintings in this post are from 2016 and 2017, and they are all gouache on paper. 

Cheers,
Kathryn



 Across Time and Space



 Persistent Surveillance and Strike

 Run Off


Future and Past

 Anomaly Detection

 A New Sun, A New Day - Somewhere






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