Nadav Assor | Lessons On Leaving Your Body
September 17 - October 5, 2014
Julie M. Gallery was pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Toronto by Israeli artist Nadav Assor.
Unmanned drones are still being used, mainly for an array of military and industrial purposes demanding remote surveillance and intervention, from the facilitation of "targeted" assassinations in Gaza through the production of aerial wedding videos. In the near future drone use will expand to a multitude of areas, as tens of thousands of civilian drones are awaiting official approval for flight in the USA and other countries. The works displayed in this exhibition deal with the spiritual and bodily aspects, and the related political implications, of the cluster of technologies and methods for control, telepresence, and unmanned mobility symbolized by the Drone. The exhibition includes self portraits of drone operators shot out of the vehicle they themselves operate ("drone selfles"); video portraits of a man who refers to himself as the first "Remote Control Minister" and of the drone he constructs and flies in the forests of the US Northwest.
WORKS IN EXHIBITION