Art in the drone age. Taken from the June 2013 issue of Dazed: The future rarely comes to pass the way we imagine, or, more accurately, as we hope for.
But in the case of drones, we were warned. Hollywood (or George Lucas) looked into its science-fiction crystal ball and projected that the camera would fuse with microcomputing and satellite technologies to form the foreboding symbol of our time: the unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. Essentially, it’s a set of multiple eyes capable of staying up for hours, communicating back home and taking instruction via satellite. US army drones are controlled by teams of two (one pilot and one “sensor operator”), situated miles from conflict zones at a base in Nevada.
He became fascinated by drones as early as 2003. His 2010 video Drone Vision exploits a glitch and security flaw in the way the images were transferred from the drones to the US-based pilot via unencrypted satellite uplinks. A Self-Organising Drone Army Dances with Humans. A swarm of semi-autonomous drones feature in this multimedia dance where they're paired with a group of humans, reacting to the movements of the lead dancer.
The piece, Dancing with Drones, with music by Zagar, premiered at the Sziget Festival held in Budapest, Hungary earlier this year. It is by Collmot Robotics whose artistic director is Nina Kov, a choreographer and dancer, and CEO is Gábor Vásárhely, a drone expert. The drones are self-organizing, use GPS to navigate, communicate directly with one another using radio, and flock in a manner similar to birds. They were developed by physics professor Tamás Vicsek and his team at the department of biological physics at Eötvös University, Budapest where they demonstrated the world's first autonomous outdoor flock back in 2014. NIna Kov and lead dancer. Why drone graffiti artist katsu vandalized kendall jenner. Last month, Kendall Jenner became "the first ever victim of drone vandalism," when prolific graffiti writer and multimedia artist KATSU tagged her Houston Street Calvin Klein billboard using a drone retrofitted with spray painting capabilities.
But while a shiny new Kendall face has replaced the vandalized original, and the media machine has moved on to the exuberance of her ponytails and her inner cowgirl, KATSU's painting raises some meaningful questions about the future of art and technology. KATSU's work emerged on New York City's streets in the late 90s. The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the age of robotic graffiti was born.
KATSU, a well-known graffiti artist and vandal, used a hacked Phantom drone to paint a giant red scribble across Kendall Jenner’s face on one of New York City’s largest and most viewed billboards. By all accounts, it is the first time that a drone has been deployed for a major act of public vandalism. In April last year, KATSU made headlines when he demonstrated that he had figured out how to attach a spray can to an off-the-shelf DJI Phantom drone. At the time, he was only using the drone to paint canvasses for white-wall galleries. But he assured the world that soon he would take his mad invention out into the streets and create enormous tags in places that were previously inaccessible to even the most daring and acrobatic taggers.
“It turned out surprisingly well,” said KATSU, whose previous stunts include using a hacked fire-extinguisher to vandalise L.A. Click to Open Overlay Gallery. The rise of drones - The Space. You’ll see them on YouTube playing catch or delivering pizzas.
They’ve been used to hunt rhino poachers in Kenya and to map archaeological ruins in Peru, to paint graffiti and to film pornography. You may even have been given one for Christmas. Drones are throwing up new possibilities for how we live, work, play and see the world. Like many technologies before them – GPS, computers, microwaves – drones are a military invention, and this military context is still overwhelmingly where they’re found. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as they’re officially called, have evolved through various incarnations, from pilotless hot air balloons in the nineteenth century to the Queen Bees of the Second World War to Lightening Bugs in Vietnam, culminating in the Predator, the dominant combat drone used today. Because Predators fly solo for up to 40 hours, operators can control them remotely, via a screen, from thousands of miles away.
Photo (c) Tomas Van Houtryve. Giving Up Control: Two Artists Who Do Drones Differently. Two recent New York exhibitions put a new spin on the specter of the drone within art and technology.
This past Saturday was the last day to see Sky Burial, Rick Silva's solo show of drone art at Transfer Gallery in Bushwick. Meanwhile, across the East River, bitforms gallery presented its second week of Shellshocked with four drone pieces by Addie Wagenknecht. Wagenknecht and Silva join a long list of contemporary artists making drone art, but the ways they approach drones are decidedly innovative. Most drone art has primarily fallen into two categories: drone as tool and drone as subject matter. Many photographers, for example, have embraced commercial drones to take stunning aerial photographs, and some graffiti artists have even used drones to tag hard to reach targets. Black Hawk Paint : ADDIE WAGENKNECHT. Black Hawk Paint paintings and performance 2007 - ongoing Started in 2007/2008 and as an ongoing experiment Black Hawk Paint paints with a drone as brush.
The drones paint abstract art onto a canvas laid horizontally on the gallery floor over the period of the work which can take anywhere from an hour to eight to create. Each piece is completely unique. "Black Hawk Paint" (2008) by Addie Wagenknecht. Now Even Drones Are Taking Selfies.
Comme les machines à peindre, ludiques et auto-dérisoires de Tinguely semblent d'un autre monde, le mot même de machine apparait presque humain, en (au) regard du drone inquiétant. Merci beaucoup de cette référence :) – cciletest
Drone selfies visualize technology's vanity in times of peace. Jul 29, 2014 drone selfies visualize technology's vanity in times of peace drone selfies visualize technology’s vanity in times of peace all images courtesy of IOCOSEphotography by matteo cattaruzzi while the term ‘selfie’ has casually crept its way into almost every aspect of mainstream contemporary culture, we didn’t imagine we’d be hearing about ‘drone selfies’ quite so soon.