Jetfighter Artworks

Fiona Banner hat für ihre Ausstellung „Harrier and Jaguar“ zwei Kampfflugzeuge in der Tate Britain hingelegt beziehungsweise aufgehängt, nachdem sie sie mit Schmirgelpapier glattpoliert hat. Kann man machen, genauso wie Oliviu Lugojan-Ghencius „GravityONE: A Choreography for Militarised Airspace“, seine Diplomarbeit an der School of Architecture in London, Artworks und Video davon nach dem Klick.

The remote territories of the Australian Never Never are anything but empty. The history of these landscapes is one of nuclear testing, rocket launches and black military technologies. The skies over this red earth are scarred with the contrails of experimental weapons flights and charged with the militarised electromagnetic waves that reach out to US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Forgotten, somewhere in this landscape, is an abandoned missile tracking station. From here something else is being launched, a choreographed flock of autonomous gliders, to drift through the air in silent protest. Floating on engineered thermal currents their wingspan antennas broadcast white noise through the electromagnetic landscapes over Australia’s Pine Gap military base, momentarily jamming their telecommunications signals.

(Vimeo Direktgravity, via cpluv)