ViSmedia Drone Researcher at Art Exhibition
“The drones are changing the way we look at others”, says Øyvind Vågnes in relation to the current exhibition The Drones Are Coming.
As one of the first art exhibitions about drones in Norway, The Drones Are Coming is displayed in Akershus Art Centre in Lillestrøm from August 12 to September 4.
Vågnes writes that with drones, we somehow get closer to people – despite being far away.
“The pilots have exhausting shifts where they for example follow an individual over a long time, without the person having any idea it’s happening,” Vågnes writes on drones in surveillance and warfare.
At the exhibition, Ruben Pater looks at how we as a society respond to the drones. His focus is on the darker side of the drone technology. Anders Eiebakke focuses on how people use drones privately, and confronts the audience with the watcher in us.
In 2014, Vågnes published the novel Sone Z, which takes us to a society with total surveillance and strict border control. Read more here.