23 May 2015, 20:00 - 22:00
- Nicolas Maigret
Drone.2000 is a critical performance by Nicolas Maigret, echoing the recent Western interest for this seemingly ludicrous technology, born of model building and military research.
For approximately ten years, the use of UAVs has spurred the spheres of hacking, cinema, video games, and art, and are widely promoted by the societies that produce them, military-industrial conglomerates, entertainment industry investment, and 20th-century science-fiction fantasy.
Drone.2000 proposes an experience where autonomous objects, animated by simple algorithms, are patrolling over the audience. Their latent and dysfunctional presence constitutes a tangible threat. Drone.2000 takes us into a dystopian situation, thus illustrating the military origins of these entertaining objects. Here, trusting the autonomy of the machine is not only a discursive concept but a true experience shared with the audience, triggering off their reactions, tensions and commitment of their bodies in situation of symbolic and real danger.