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Droneffiti

Dear friends,

Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.

As of 1st of September, dronologista.com moves to a new hosting, new address and slightly changes the appearance . Content will remain the same, and dronologista will continue to provide information about non-military drones only.

Enjoy!

For a long time, unmanned aerial vehicle or drone has been associated exclusively with military operations. Remotely controlled instrument of war that brings death and destruction from above on its targets. Luckily, there are people who have different ideas on how to use drones. They can be utilized as a camera platform for breathtaking videos, for agricultural surveys, transport and most recently as an artistic tool.

Graffiti artist, vandal and a hacker KATSU has created series of paintings not made by hand, but, by an unmanned aerial vehicle aka drone, carrying a can of spray paint. Contemporary art gallery The Hole will present a series of abstract paintings by KATSU that are made by drone, on this weeks Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair.

This is the first time graffiti are made using semi controlled drone, and the paintings are very abstract. But the significance of the event surpasses the artistic value of paintings by far, because it represents a birth of a new art technique. In the years to come, I can foresee graffiti artists adopting it, adapting it, developing it, and happily vandalizing highrises that were out of their reach until now.

Droneffity masterpieces are coming, and dronologista welcomes them.

More info on and an interview with the artist, vandal and hacker KATSU on Motherboard and at Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone

The Hole’s booth at the exhibition in the gallery below:

The Hole Booth 1The Hole Booth 2The Hole Booth 4The Hole Booth 5The Hole Booth 6

Pictures are courtesy of The Hole Gallery and Ms Krysta Eder. Thank you!

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