Presentation: Drone Zone

Image: JKFR, Daily Disasters (production still), 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

Monday, 12 December 2022

Presentation: Drone Zone

At 15:00 – 15:45 

Onsite only

Venue: Lighthouse (Majakka) Project Space and adjoined areas, 6th Floor in Academy of Fine Arts building Mylly, (Sörnäisten rantatie 19, Helsinki). The 6th Floor can be reached from the 5th Floor via the staircase or with the elevator.

Drone Zone is a presentation of the artistic research at work in the exhibition ‘Daily Disasters’, part of JKFR’s PhD project ‘Autonomous Animals’. The presentation consists of a short introduction to the practice-based research and a guided tour at the exhibition, situated in the ‘Lighthouse’ project space at the top of the Mylly building of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

‘Daily Disasters’ consists of several multi-space installations suggesting an active research site that has been hit by a drone. This transformation of the project space into a targeted area is done by rearranging the research theoretical and physical materials into cinematic-sculptural acts and artworks which are being constructed, manipulated and potentially destroyed through the entire exhibition duration. These acts and pieces explore the tensions between asymmetric hierarchies, interspecies relations, security states and artistic research, while examining the ability to produce new knowledge under restrictive spatial conditions. ‘Daily Disasters’ aims to place the exhibition participants inside the active research process, as an immediate event which could not be experienced by any other means. It is therefore questioning the remoteness and digitization of the surveillance economy which are at the heart of both drones’ asymmetrical activities and the escalating ecological crisis.

The exhibition is supported by VISEK and the Kone Foundation.