Para Site presents Decolonized Skies:and the ‘democratization of the view from above’, a lunchtime talk by High&Low Bureau, independent curators and current participants of the Para Site International Art Residency (PSIAR) Programme on 14 February, 2014 at A Space, Asia Art Archive, 12:30 – 2:00pm.
High&Low Bureau will present their ongoing research and their upcoming project at Apexart, New York, that deals with the re-appropriation of the aerial-authoritarian viewpoint by artists and activists.
In July 2013, the news of actorspending most of his earnings from Nespresso endorsements on a spy satellite aimed over North and South Sudan monitoring the Sudanese dictator came as a surprise to many. The purchase raised justified concerns regarding the blurring of lines between military surveillance technology, private money and altruistic intentions.
Referencingaction as well as the growing use of DIY Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (known as drones) by activists all over the world, Decolonized Skies explores the ethical, social and spatial implications of the ‘democratization of the view from above’. In their talk, High&Low Bureau will present the different strategies that are put into use by artists working around this issue such as , and the new visual and political imaginations as well as the practical outcomes these strategies generate.
Venue kindly supported by Asia Art Archive.