Documentation of a 3 channel video, 2 channel audio with 5 custom screens
"The Tyranny of Distance" refers to the inability of US drones to execute full-time surveillance, named such by the Pentagon Task Force on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.
The first screen is a two way mirror, it reflects and projects a video projection ad infinitum. The video is a recording of the last moments of a flea’s life, filmed through a microscope.
The next 2 screens are floor to ceiling and made from heavyweight vellum. They break up the video projections from two projectors, which land onto screens, walls and columns to further fracture space.
The projections are 3D animations of a predator drone. The drone appears to fly toward the center of the space from one wall and come out, leaving the opposite wall, flying into distance.
The last 2 screens are constructed from translucent acetate film. The acetate film refracts and bends the video projections that pass through it to reach the vellum screens and architecture of the space.
The refractions of the video projections move and vibrate with slightest proximity of the viewer.