Drone Studies

Architectural Studies 1-17 (2011) references the U-2 spy plane shot down over Russia on 1 May 1960. Combining diagrammatic drawings with cut-out details on aged paper, each floor plan corresponds to a historically-significant mosque, while the fragments adhered with Mylar tape below comprise parts of the aircraft. Somewhere between the real and imagined, we appear to be looking at historical documents or lost pages from a satellite imagery notebook kept in the U-2’s cockpit. The U-2s carried out not only visual but also auditory surveillance, during which data was recorded on Mylar tape.

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Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)
Architectural Studies 1-17, 2011
Pencil, Xylene Transfer and Mylar Tape on Paper
11 x 8.5 inches (each)