Currently planning a winter 2016 exhibition on the topic, Toronto’s artist-run centre InterAccess recently posted a call for drone art. While drones have been a muse and object of fascination in media art circles for the last five years, few exhibitions dedicated to their exploration have been mounted—so this is an interesting opportunity.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, represent a fundamental shift in surveillance and warfare from that of counterinsurgency to antiterrorism, where military strategy is less about conquering territory than defeating an enemy from afar. Though warfare has been the primary benefactor of drone and surveillance technologies, drones also present valuable opportunities for creative and critical investigation. To this end, InterAccess seeks artworks of any medium that engage with the cultural space and/or aesthetics of drones. This may include using drones to produce works, using drones as a medium, or using drones as a conceptual catalyst.