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Drones are the weapons and espionage tools of the Internet age. Today, hundreds of different open source drones are available to download, 3D printing and customization, for various, legal and illegal uses.

In this work Afgin downloaded the source files, changed and disrupted the drones and reinvented them as a swarm in arrested movement. The drones in this work are the new taxidermies, hunters’ trophies, aimed directly at the viewer, but at a second glance, no more threatening than barren skeletons. In doing so, Afgin depletes their meaning as a functional tool and distills them into an aesthetic form, as a symbol that can be interpreted both as an act of valor and as an act of killing.

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Drones are the weapons and espionage tools of the Internet age. Today, hundreds of different open source drones are available to download, 3D printing and customization, for various, legal and illegal uses.

In this work Afgin downloaded the source files, changed and disrupted the drones and reinvented them as a swarm in arrested movement. The drones in this work are the new taxidermies, hunters’ trophies, aimed directly at the viewer, but at a second glance, no more threatening than barren skeletons. In doing so, Afgin depletes their meaning as a functional tool and distills them into an aesthetic form, as a symbol that can be interpreted both as an act of valor and as an act of killing.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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Lior Zalmanson