Performing Proximity
Devised Performance 

    Drone-imagery functions as a shorthand transmitter of data and requires a different understanding of ‘looking’. Today, we are either framed by our devices or by a placeholder of our body, like an avatar. Operational images produced by machines, like drones, are meant to be read by other machines and therefore require multiple ‘eyes’. Navigation is a critical term here and requires a non-phallocentric logic of thinking. We move away from the image as we know it and have to start questioning the framework of evaluation itself.

Anni Katrin Elmer
Janis Lejins
Célia Hay
Lena Heubusch
Niloofar Taatizadeh
Pearlie Frisch

Royal College of Art
London UK
June 2019