A research project done in collaboration with Micha Prinsen and Dave Young that took place during a three week residency at Upominki Rotterdam. During this period, then emerging traces of ‘drone culture’, were collected and exhibited to give viewers an understanding of the phenomenon.
At the time the use of drones was not yet widely discussed and one had to resort indirect sources in order to get an understanding of the scope of their use, the parties involved and the nomenclature employed.
Examples of these indirect sources are uniform insigna designed and worn by soldiers who work with drones, or the slang that these people speak.
The glossary of ‘dronespeak’ was assembled from official statements, social media sources and press releases and gives insights into the world view of the drone
At the time of the research residency the Israeli-Palestinian war flared up again. We mapped out the israeli defence force’s social media use on a timeline.
This residency resulted in a zine exploring the networked and mediatic elements of contemporary warfare: Telewar