(links to https://soundcloud.com/harry-giles-6/drone)
Drone is a spoken word and sound art performance about remote technology and anxiety. Telling the fragmented story of a military drone’s lives and fears, Drone imagines her as part weapons system, part office worker, part tense background hum. Live sound and spoken word entangle like human and machine, environment and technology, noise and sense. The bleak humour and tender fury of Drone sees the unmanned aerial vehicle as the technology of a neurotic century, surveilled and surveilling, asking how anxious bodies can live as part of systems of astonishing destruction.
Drone is a collaboration with the sound artist Neil Simpson. It was developed at Anatomy, Rally & Broad and Buzzcut, and debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 in SHIFT. The book of the show is published in Our Real Red Selves from Vagabond.
- The Drone Is At The Party, The Drone Is Not At The Party
- The Drone Gets a Cat
- The Drone Watches a US Presidential Debate from a Travelodge off the M18 Near Doncaster
- The Drone Goes to a Multi-Disciplinary Art Exhibition about Drones