A screaming comes across the sky Interview with Juha van' t Zelfde
Juha van ' t Zelfde is curator of the exhibition 'A screaming comes across the sky'
A screaming comes across the sky James Bridle. Conference: A screaming comes across the sky
Conference: "Technology drone and landscape of this". The drone is a glamorous technology, the charismatic megafauna of contemporary network ecologies. Its influence is spread far and wide, extending beyond military aviation into civilian policing, labour issues, autonomous systems and individual affect. Through projects including the Drone Shadows, Dronestagram, and A Quiet Disposition, I will explore various areas in which the figure of the drone allows us to better understand the landscape of the present. James Bridle, participating artist in the exhibition 'A screaming comes across the sky'.
A screaming comes across the sky Interview with Mariele Neudecker
Artist at the exhibition 'A screaming comes across the sky' with the work The Air Itself is One Vast Library, 2010
A screaming comes across the sky Juha van' t Zelfde. Conference: A screaming comes across the sky
Introduction to the exhibition 'A screaming comes across the sky' about drones on the part of the curator Juha van' t Zelfde, Artistic Director of Lighthouse.
A screaming comes across the sky Activities programme A screaming comes across the sky
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This programme of activities, designed by LABoral, is associated to the exhibition 'A screaming comes across the sky'
James Bridle´s project 'Drone Shadow: Gijón'. Photo: LABoral
A screaming comes across the sky Hito Steyerl
(Germany, 1966). Lives and works in Berlin
A screaming comes across the sky Metahaven
(Netherlands). Live and work in Amsterdam, Netherlands
A screaming comes across the sky Roger Hiorns
(UK, 1975). Lives and works in London, UK
A screaming comes across the sky Alicia Framis
(Spain, 1967). Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Foto: Hugo De La Rosa
A screaming comes across the sky Aeracoop
(Lot Amorós, Cristina Navarro & Alexandre Oliver, Spain)
A screaming comes across the sky James Bridle
(UK, 1980). Lives and works in London, UK.
A screaming comes across the sky Roman Signer
Born in Appenzell, Switzerland, 1938. Lives and works in St. Gallen.
A screaming comes across the sky Mariele Neudecker
(Germany, 1965). Lives and works in Bristol, UK
A screaming comes across the sky Laurent Grasso
(France, 1972). Lives and works in Paris, France
A screaming comes across the sky Blind Data, 2013
(Video -tube-tract # 3-, 16:9, 12’ 21’’. Colour, sound) Wall text: “This is not a work”
Still image. Courtesy of Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson
A screaming comes across the sky Strike, 2010
Installation with 46” flatscreen mounted on stand, video, HDV, 28’
Still of Strike. Courtesy of the artist
A screaming comes across the sky How Not to be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013
Single screen 1080p. Mov file, 14’
Still image © Hito Steyerl. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
A screaming comes across the sky Silent Dazzle, 2014
Wallpaper. 390 x 390 cm
(Wallpaper) Exclusive artwork example for LABoral by Metahaven, 2014 © Metahaven.
A screaming comes across the sky Untitled, 2014
Plastic, foam and compressor x 14
Photo: LABoral
A screaming comes across the sky History of Drones, 2014
Taxidermy pigeon, camera
In the image, Pigeon cameras, an aerial photography technique invented in 1907 by Julius Neubronner. Alicia Framis investigates in this technique for her new work for LABoral
A screaming comes across the sky Drone Shadow: Gijon, 2014
Plastic paint on tarmac, as per Drone Shadow Handbook. 822 cm x 148 cm
In the picture, Drone Shadow: Gijón. Photo: LABoral
A screaming comes across the sky Flone, 2013
Quadcopter, official police papers, video
Picture courtesy of Aeracoop
A screaming comes across the sky Watching the Watchers
8 digital prints. 25cm x 18cm
Watching the Watchers, 2013_ Nevada 2011. James Bridle Image courtesy of James Bridle
A screaming comes across the sky Clouds of Unknowing, 2014
Video, lightboxes, digital prints, headphones, mp3s, books. Newly commissioned by LABoral and Lighthouse
Video Still. Courtesy of the artists
A screaming comes across the sky 56 kleine Helikopter, 2008
Single channel video, full HD 16:9, 3’14’’. Colour, sound
Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
A screaming comes across the sky Theater of Drones, 2013
(Public banner installation, LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, Virginia) Banners: 1, 2, 4, 5,9 (213 x 152 cm) 3, 6, 7, 8,10 (381 x 152 cm)
One of the banners part of the installation © Martha Rosler. Courtesy of the artist / Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin
A screaming comes across the sky The Air Itself is One Vast Library, 2010
(Hunting Percival Pembroke C 1; De-Havilland Comet C NK 2; De-Havilland Comet C NK; Consolidated Liberator V11; Lockheed C-130 Hercules). Artist Proof of Tipp-ex and ink on photograph. 16.5 x 21.5 cm
Photo: LABoral
A screaming comes across the sky On Air, 2009-2012
On Air, 2009. Blu-ray, 8’52’’, loop. On Air, 2012. Neon, 8 x 16 cm
Image courtesy: Laurent Grasso studio, Paris
A screaming comes across the sky Dronism (A drone peregrination in Egypt), 2013
Photographs, quadcopter, instructions
Poster with instructions for protect yourself from drones in White desert, Egypt. Courtesy of the artist
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Drones, mass surveillance and invisible wars
© 'Clouds of Unknowing', 2014. Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson (terminal beach). Video (still)

A screaming comes across the sky

Drones, mass surveillance and invisible wars

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Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte
A screaming comes across the sky

© 'Clouds of Unknowing', 2014. Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson (terminal beach). Video (still)

Drones have become one of the most powerful weapons of war. Remotely controlled by operators thousands of miles away from the theatre of war, they carry out attacks that have left thousands of people dead in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The exhibition A screaming comes across the sky explores these increasingly invisible military technologies used in wars that are largely conducted secretly and unaccountably.

Hovering above communities, cameras on and weapons loaded, drones have become a symbol of dread: an overwhelming, existential fear that, like a memory of the future, warns us of imminent danger.

The exhibition, and its associated events, zooms in on the shock and awe of drone warfare, and addresses the ethical and legal ambiguity of drones, mass surveillance and war at a distance. It presents the work of contemporary artists who are critiquing the way in which military technology and networks can obscure, conceal and distance us from the political and social reality of warfare today.

The title is taken from the opening line of Thomas Pynchon's novel, Gravity’s Rainbow, which explores the social and political context behind the development of the V-2 rocket by the German military during World War II. Today's technologies of war, such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones, and their laser-guided Hellfire missiles, bear resemblance to the V-2 in their ability to operate unseen and to strike without warning.

In the post-PRISM age of mass surveillance and invisible war, artists, alongside journalists, whistleblowers and activists, reveal the technological infrastructures that enable events like drone-strikes to occur. Some of the works here are poetic by nature, inviting the audience to placidly reflect. Others create a more immediate, visceral response, making them physically experience awe and apprehension. As often in tragedy, humour can be the most fearless messenger.

To accompany A screaming comes across the Sky, Dutch design studio and artists Metahaven, that also take part on the exhibition, have created a unique webpage featuring self-generating imagery. To view the webpage click the image

metahavenweb


Opening Friday, October 10 at 7 pm
At the opening of the exhibition we may enjoy the concert Estela DJ [+]

 

Activities programme A screaming comes across the sky [+]

Promotional video [+]
Interview video Juha van' t Zelfde
Interview video Mariele Neudecker
Conference video: Juha van' t Zelfde
Conference video: James Bridle

 

Production:

LABoral grande 2 líneas

In collaboration with:

Lighthouse

Curator: Juha van ’t Zelfde, Artistic Director Lighthouse
Artists: AeraCoop (Lot Amorós, Cristina Navarro y Alexandre Oliver), ES / Lot Amorós, ES / James Bridle, UK / Alicia Framis, ES / Laurent Grasso, FR / Roger Hiorns, UK / Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson (terminal beach) UK/IT / Metahaven, NL / Mariele Neudecker, DE / Martha Rosler, US / Roman Signer, CH / Hito Steyerl, DE
Initiation of concept and collaboration: Honor Harger
Exhibition architecture: Miroslav Rajic
Exhibition graphics: Metahaven
With thanks to: All of the artists involved and courtesy of Abraaj Capital Art Prize and Rose Issa Projects, Open Data Institute, Laurent Grasso Studio, Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong), ADAGP Gallery (Paris), Corvi-Mora Gallery, UK, Gallerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Martha Rosler Studio & Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Gallerie Martin Janda, Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam.

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