Drone Aesthetics Eugénie Shinkle I. the technological sublime What does it mean to speak of drone aesthetics? The term has been used to describe artwork – by artists like James Bridle, Omer Fast, Trevor Paglen, George Barber, and others – that takes drone warfare as its subject. Drone aesthetics is a modern […]
The Missile and the Paperclip Julian Stallabrass To hear the big fellows talk, they wage war from fear of God and for all things bright and beautiful, but just look into it, and you’ll see they’re not so silly: they want a good profit out of it, or else the little fellows […]
This essay was commissioned for my publication, Chateau Despair.
By the time Thatcher was elected on May 4th 1979, the nature of British politics and its relations to the financial sector were already in the process of being completely transformed……….
This essay was commissioned for my first publication, Chateau Despair.
The third of May 1979 was a defining day for me, the moment when I finally threw off any attachment to my gilded public school and Oxbridge background. It was election night…….
The title chosen for this arresting body of work is as taut, condensed and suggestive as the images themselves.
At first glance it is a simple picture. A number of paths, nestling between two modest hills, disappear into the far distance. The light is flat and uninteresting, the sky blank.
Lisa Barnard – Virtual Iraq
Help save the youth of America
Help save the youth of the world
Help save the boys in uniform
Their mothers and their faithful girls
The pinched lips of seven cloned Margaret Thatchers smile unnaturally in unison,
eyes fixed narrowly.
Lisa Barnard’s photographs are empty stages awaiting actors to enter through the myriad doors, emerge from behind spectral blue curtains, or even to appear hologram-like through a blank screen or a gaping rent in a wall.
Published in the Observer in July 2007, this is a review of the exhibition Theatres of War, curated by Mark Power at the Oskar Schindler factory in Krakow, Poland, part of the main programme of Krakow Photomonth 2007.