Revealing the Drone
16 May 2013
Our project, Under the Shadow of the Drone by James Bridle, has been raising awareness about the use of drones in contemporary warfare, across the UK. Here's a round-up of some recent coverage.
Under the Shadow of the Drone is one of two projects Lighthouse are presenting at Brighton Festival 2013, which reveal the controversial weapons of war our governments would rather we did not see.
This week we were pleased to launch the short documentary about Under the Shadow of the Drone made by Site-Eye films.
The film documents the installation of the drone on Brighton’s seafront, and includes time-lapse footage, as well as an interview with James about the ideas behind the work.
On 3 May, the day the work launched, The Creators Project released an in-depth interview with James which explored how Under the Shadow of the Drone is connected with his wider research project, the New Aesthetic.
Read the Creator’s Project Interview thecreatorsproject.vice.com
On 14 May, Under the Shadow of the Drone was featured on BBC Click. James spoke with presenter Gareth Mitchell (around 11;42 into the programme), and Bill Thompson discussed the significance of the piece.
Listen to the BBC Click programme www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
On the same day, Tom Hunter interviewed James for London Calling. The interview traced the links between James’ experiences working at Lighthouse as our creative technologist in residence and his recent work with us as an artist.
Read the London calling Interview londoncalling.com
And on 9 May at Lighthouse, James gave a talk called A Quiet Disposition, which focused on his ongoing research into drones and how contemporary networked technologies, whilst enabling the digitally saturated culture of the 21st century, can also obscure and distance us from moral and political responsibility.
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