2013
Past Festivals

Past Event

James Bridle

Under the Shadow of the Drone

The unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, has become one of the most potent weapons of contemporary warfare. Remotely controlled by operators thousands of miles away, drones carry out aerial attacks which leave hundreds of people dead. They are one of the most controversial weapons of war, and Under the Shadow of the Drone makes them visible on our streets.

The stark marking out in an unexpected public space of a drone’s silhouette forces us to consider the implications of a drone attack on our own community. It raises questions about how military technology can obscure, conceal and distance us from the political and moral responsibility. It also continues the long tradition of artists bearing witness to events that governments and the military would prefer we did not see.

Year
2013
When
Sat 4 - Sun 26 May
Tickets
Free
Other info
Curated and commissioned by Lighthouse

Supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation