Made up of technologies ranging from simple batteries to high-tech software, the drone is a complicated machine that’s captured our imagination in the twenty-first century. Both enemy and friend, it conjures the lethal accuracy of military-grade Predators and the quicksilver, toy-like cameras that capture breathtaking aerial shots.
I partnered with the local drone firm AeroVista Innovations to produce “Drone-Space Modulator” as The Muttering Sickness. The film is a nine-minute drone-shot film of my family playing under the thermal shadow of two drones. The film was shot at Highland Park’s Olsen Park, and is connected the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present,” about groundbreaking Hungarian-American artist Lazlo Moholy-Nagy.