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The World of Drone Art

November 12 - November 22

This is an online event.

Drone technology has not only reshaped the conduct of war; it now underpins multiple facets of contemporary life, deployed for purposes ranging from border patrol and surveillance, as well as aerial journalism, humanitarian disaster relief, and agricultural crop monitoring. How do drones promise new ways of visualizing and embodying our world? How do drone innovations intersect with broader developments in data analysis and artificial intelligence? How have contemporary artists explored the origins, ethics, and futures of drone use?

This virtual exhibition introduces some of these issues through the world of drone art. Curated by Dr Beryl Pong, and using an interactive 3D platform, the exhibition brings together a selection of international pieces throughout the past decade—from paintings to photographs, from digital installations to social media artworks—to reflect on the role drones play in our increasingly interconnected, mediated world.

Access the exhibition here. This exhibition includes a commissioned sound piece and is best experienced with headphones.

This event is funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award and is part of the hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.

Image © Drone Shadow 007: The Lavender Hill Drone, 2014, installed by James Bridle and Grace Jones.

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November 12
November 22
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Online: The University of Sheffield
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber S10 2TG United Kingdom
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