Air To Land
10 archival inkjet prints, 2012
Images, analog or digital, operate with realistic, naturalistic and figurative elements, but how they refer exactly to reality is not revealed. Certain places exist only through the words that evoke them, and in this sense they are rather imaginary places, clichés.
The images in Air to Land are press pictures, originally showing US-American military drones. Most of these images have been published without the name of the location, thus making them anonymous, almost stereotyped landscapes with a placeholder function.
Through research it has been possible to identify the precise geographic location of these previously unidentified and retouched landscapes: Afghanistan, Nevada and Arizona in the USA,
Ethiopia – territories of military relevance. Air to Land focuses on the role of pictorial background information and data infrastructures behind the opaque truth of a new war and an invisible global control.