Drone Studies

In Architectural Studies, elements of the drawings refer to the U-2 spy plane shot down over Russia on 1 May 1960, combining ‘article numbers’ with cut-out details of the plane printed on Mylar, and floor plans of 16 important historical mosques on aged paper.  In joining the real with the imagined in this work, we appear to be looking at historical documents or lost pages from a satellite imagery notebook kept in the U-2’s cockpit.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-2’s carried out not only visual but also auditory surveillance, during which data was recorded on Mylar tape.  Drones come to mind, and contemporary global politics resonate through the intricate detail and diagrammatic connections.

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Architectural Studies 1/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 2/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 3/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 4/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 5/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 6/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 7/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 8/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 9/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 10/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 11/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 12/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 13/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 14/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 15/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 16/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)
Architectural Studies 17/17, 2011
Cut Mylar, Xylene Transfer & Ink on paper
28 x 21.5 cm (each)