Bull.Miletic, production of Zoom Blue Dot (1990-2017) at Molecular Imaging Center, University of California, Berkeley.
Monday, December 4, at 6:30pm
Artist Talk with Art + Science Artists-in-Residence
As part of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA
The recent surge of aerial imaging technologies such as satellites and drones has prompted scholarly discussions on what has come to emerge as a new visual paradigm. Today, the aerial view is in motion, not only through the physical attachment of cameras to mobile machines but most prominently in the way these technological mediations are distributed and networked between billions of portable electronic devices, merging news feeds and entertainment with intelligence operations. The complex contradictions of displacement and overview generated by the view from above thus enters a new paradigm of modular groundlessness as it combines with technologies on the ground and networked geospatial data in new diagrams of technical automation. Approaching this subject from the perspective of cinema and contemporary art, Bull.Miletic’s four-year artistic research project brings into question the entangled relations between the moving image and cartography, while addressing the imaginative and emotional capacities increasingly colonized by remote sensing and aerial imaging technologies.
Participating Units: Arts Research Center, CITRIS Invention Lab, Molecular Imaging Center, Electron Microscope Lab and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society.