found footage video, 5:14 min, colour, music by AIRCHINA

In this work, Manuel Boden assembles found material to create an eerie, yet equally humorous espionage thriller. The footage is apparently taken by model helicopter pilots who document their flying skills and present them on the Internet.
While the small helicopters suggest a certain playfulness, their manoeuvres unintentionally grant insight into private territories. In an unpleasantly inconsiderate and detailed way, personal information and life circumstances are revealed, giving the work an invasive, documentary character. At the same time, the patrolling helicopters evoke militaristic and dystopian overtones.

In Plain Sight, installation view
Photo: Boxberg