This publication focuses on one work by artist Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best (2011). With this work, Fast has entered into a discussion about one of the most pressing issues today, namely drone surveillance and warfare. The book compiles critical analyses of his film by art historians Liz Kotz and T.J. Demos, a US foreign policy article, as well as the artist’s script materials. An email thread of responses from different fields engages a range of issues pertaining to drone warfare, opening the conversation into a forum on politics, ethics, aesthetics, and human experience.
Ed. Milena Hoegsberg and Melanie O’Brian
Co-produced with The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Steinberg Press/The Power Plant og Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 2012