Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today

Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today

High Line Art

Courtesy of High Line Art. 

January 17, 2022
Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today
A symposium examining contemporary intersections of drones and drone warfare, arts, and culture
February 9–11, 2022
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Online and in-person at The Clemente.

High Line Art, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, and writer and researcher Arthur Holland Michel present Remote Control: Surveying Drones and Culture Today, a symposium examining contemporary intersections of drones and drone warfare, arts, and culture. The symposium takes place online and in person, and features performances, and panel discussions, with leading experts, artists, activists, academics, and practitioners across diverse disciplines. The symposium is the second hosted in concert with Sam Durant’s High Line Plinth commission Untitled (drone), a large-scale art commission that intends to increase visibility around intentionally obscured drone warfare and surveillance perpetuated by the US. For detailed event descriptions, please visit thehighline.org, veralistcenter.org, or the registration page.

“Soundscapes of Conflict”
In-person at The Clemente, New York
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, February 9, 6–8pm ET
Performance: Guillermo Galindo with The New School students, Remote Control 

Followed by a conversation featuring
Guillermo Galindo
, composer and artist; and Raven Chacon, composer and artist; moderated by Christoph Cox, philosopher, critic, and curator.
Co-presented with The Clemente

“Imaging War: Drones from the Ground”
Panel discussion, online via Zoom
Thursday, February 10, 12–1:30pm ET
Featuring Hajra Waheed, artist; Aziz Hazara, artist; and Saks Afridi, Ali Rez, and Assam Khalid, artists and collaborators

“Algorithms and Warfare”
Panel discussion online via Zoom
Thursday, February 10, 6–7:30pm ET
Featuring Lucy Suchman, Professor Emerita, Anthropology of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, UK; Erik Lin-Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; moderated by Arthur Holland Michel, writer and researcher

“Shifting Focus: Representing Drones”
Panel discussion, online via Zoom
Friday, February 11, 12–1:30pm ET
Featuring Sam Durant, artist; Omer Fast, artist; and Sonia Kennebeck, filmmaker and journalist; moderated by Melanie Kress, High Line Art Associate Curator

“Surfacing the War on Terror Today”
Panel discussion, online via Zoom
Friday, February 11, 3–4:30pm ET
Featuring Hina Shamsi, Director, ACLU National Security Project; Chantal Meloni, International Crimes and Accountability, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) ; Spencer Ackerman, journalist and author; moderated by Madiha Tahir, journalist and filmmaker

Closing Speaker: activist Kathy Kelly
Online via Zoom
Friday, February 11, 4:30pm ET

Support
The Vera List Center’s participation in Remote Control is made possible, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Kettering Fund, as well as the members of the Vera List Center Board and The New School.

To learn more about the Vera List Center, visit veralistcenter.org

Lead support for High Line Art comes from Amanda and Don Mullen. Major support is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, and Charina Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. High Line Art is supported in part, with a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by members of the High Line Plinth Committee and contemporary art leaders committed to realizing major commissions and engaging in the public success of the Plinth: Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Steve Ells, Kerianne Flynn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller and David B. Heller, J. Tomilson and Janine Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard and Harvey Schwartz, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Amanda and Don Mullen, Douglas Oliver and Sherry Brous, Mario Palumbo and Stefan Gargiulo, Susan and Stephen Scherr, Susan and David Viniar, and Anonymous.

To learn more about High Line Art, visit thehighline.org/art.

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