SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Exhibition: “Different eyes: a drone art exhibition”
Tuesday, 18. - Sunday, 30 September 2018
different eyes : a drone art exhibition

18 – 30 September 2018


»[...] in having different eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another person, of a hundred others, and seeing the hundred universes each of them sees, which each of them is.«

  Dan Simmons, Ilium (nach Marcel Proust, Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit)


Drones bring together contradictions. From meditative landscape shots and airborne selfies to logistical visions of swift goods delivery and deadly military missions, no other contemporary technology evokes such ambiguous practices, images or emotions as the drone. The flying cameras represent new forms of popular and distributed visualities, of the appropriation and disruption of space as well as of the sensory pervasion of our everyday lives. Drones do not just lend us their eyes; they allow us to focus in on how things perceive us and themselves.

Hovering somewhere above intimacy, consumer criticism and science fiction, the exhibition »different eyes” shows how artists adapt, modulate and transform drones. They generate counter-narratives, alternative imagery and moments of resistance. By expanding upon quotidian common practices and imaginations, the artworks visualize the ways in which drones are technically and socially embedded as open cultural objects. In so doing, they make us see them - and indeed, cause us to see the world - with different eyes.


Participating artists:

Aram Bartholl | Nadja Buttendorf | Stephanie Comilang | DISNOVATION.ORG | IOCOSE | Katharina Monka | Anne Niemetz | Johanna Reich | Addie Wagenknecht | Liam Young


Curated by: Magdalena Götz & Hendrik Bender

Project lead: Prof. Dr. Tristan Thielmann

Conceptual assistance: Gabi Linde & students of the seminar »Die Bedrohnung – Fliegende Kameras«, University of Siegen

Curatorial consultation : Nada Schroer

Graphic design: whateverworks, Leipzig

A collaboration between the »Media of Cooperation« Collaborative Research Center and its projects »Navigation in Online/Offline Spaces« and »Public Infrastructures: Visibility and Invisibility« with the »Locating Media« Graduate School at the University of Siegen

With the friendly support of: Gruppe 3/55 e.V.


18. – 30. Sept 2018

WED – SAT, 15 – 19 Uhr

Vernissage: 18. Sept 2018, 20 Uhr


Bahnhofstr. 32
57072 Siegen


DFG-Graduiertenkolleg »Locating Media«
Magdalena Götz, M.A.
SFB »Medien der Kooperation«
Hendrik Bender, M.A.

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