Unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) are part computer, part robot and part flying machine. We employ complex, diverging and often contradictory narratives to describe them. These narratives refer to history, speculation about the future, facts and fictions surrounding their use, and our social and cultural hopes and fears. In new installation work, I am using two unmanned quadcopters (uavs), animated video, responsive video, and text to examine that liminal space between what we understand about our selves and our culture and the often-unconscious stories we tell ourselves about unmanned aerial vehicles.
I am currently creating a collection of conceptually connected components that will act as interchangeable elements in this new installation work. Each exhibition space will include different combinations of these components.
- Andrew Winton - Programmer, electronics