Three Surveys (2012-13)
Archive Designation: LandAcq2
In this video footage a UAV roves only an unidentified geographic space, absent of any other discernible subject. A gray wall surrounds the stacked monitors to create a neutral space wholly dependent on an imposing tonality, which works to deny the footage any singular subjectivity. The innocuousness of the sky and land is given full reign over content while pushing inward and outward against an unfulfilled expectation of a subject other than the land. But the subject is present, simultaneously denied and confirmed through fully recognizable ideals of geography and power.