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Point of view of the drone

 

Graphite pencil on vellum, 7.5 x 13.5 in. each.

 

Photographs by Tomi Grgicevi.

 

Installation view at 31st International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul, August 2013

 

On 4 December 2011, an American drone was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran. The Iranian government announced that the UAV (drone) was brought down by its cyber warfare unit, which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it. The United States government claims that the UAV malfunctioned and crashed.

 

On 7 February 2013, Iran released video footage allegedly from the RQ-170 stealth plane. The video appears to show a US army base in Afghanistan along with other aerial shots These drawings are based on video stills from this footage shown in Iranian television.