Academy of Art, The Hague
Images are now a prime currency in surveillance and killing, sitting at the intersection of multiple networks of power and technology, visibility and invisibility. This talk looks at how airborne machines and technologies generate images of Earth, what those images are made of, and how they are mobilized to intervene in life on Earth. Counter–reconnaissance is used as a method to create an information intervention — and reclaim for the public a node within the operations of power.
Prior to photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Weber’s work examines the hidden infrastructures of power, be it economic, political or social. His works result in publications. Interrogations is about post–Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, while War Sand explores D–Day as told through a grain of sand. He serves on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), The Netherlands, and is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University, London.