Performing the Drone Workshop

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Due to the accessibility of drone technologies the aerial view of the environment is
becoming more pervasive in today’s cultural consciousness.
While these new images have the potential to reveal more depth and breadth to
what is known about landscape, the aerial image is not typically considered to
give the view of lived experience. With vertical emphasis on space and form,
these aerial views are dismembered from the horizontal conditions of lived space
and therefore considered abstract and devoid of human sensibilities.
This project is attempting to bring a visual culture framework to the human
condition of the aerial image. Inviting those who are engaged with the dominant
paradigms that operate between and among communities (e.g. artists, writers
etc.) to respond through their practice to the aerial image, the project will both
construct and analyse new narratives inspired by the aerial image. Intervening in
the visualized space using an anthropological approach, the project is thus a
transformative methodology on which to create a media literacy connected to the
drone image.
Period12 Apr 201713 Apr 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationColeraine, Northern IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • drone technologies
  • surveillance
  • politics
  • representation and meaning
  • aesthetic theory