My latest production, utilizing autonomous drones, quadcopters, flying close to and around my body like a flock of trained birds.
Working with Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi and their team at Rhizomatiks Research in Tokyo, the goal is to create an intimate and artistic interaction between man and machine. Daito Manabe says, ‘By extending the possibility of expression through technology artists can bring their work to a point where it excels. By controlling multiple drones moving freely through a three-dimensional space we can now conjure our mental images in the real world.’
Marco Tempest agrees, adding, ‘It enables us to explore the anthropomorphisation of technology, an illusion with far reaching consequences as we share our world with an increasing number of autonomous and seemingly intelligent machines and digital devices.’
More information about this project can be found here:
Watch the behind-the-scenes video here: