HENRY DRIVER

DRONE
2014


Drone demonstrates the uncanny ability of simulations to mimic reality. An innocent flight simulator descends into a violent military drone simulator.
Created using imagery from USA Army Youtube uploads, simulated representations from popular video games and imagery created by the artist. Drone asks the viewer to define the difference between simulation and reality and the issues that arise when the two are so closely entwined? Is it correct for footage of missile and drone attacks to be so readily available, uploaded to Youtube by the USA Army like a blogger updating their feed? This combined with the overt militarism displayed within many video games today provokes pressing questions regarding our depiction and consumption of military conflict.

There is also an interactive version

©Henry Driver 2014

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