5,000 Feet Is the Best
Milena Hoegsberg & Melanie O’Brian (Eds.)
Drone surveillance in modern warfare—that is, the use of unmanned planes operated by “pilots” on the ground—is of paramount significance to Omer Fast. Focusing a single cinematic video work of Fast’s, 5,000 Feet is the Best (2011), the publication bridges the gap between a critical reader and an artist’s book. Produced to accompany two solo exhibitions in Oslo and Toronto, it includes texts from art historians Liz Kotz and T. J. Demos, an article on drones from the journal Foreign Policy, and the artist’s research set alongside film stills. An e-mail thread between practitioners active in different fields opens the conversation into a forum on politics, ethics, aesthetics, and human experience.
Softcover / 5 1/4 x 8 inches
128 pp / 27 color
Retail Price: $26.00
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