A Drone Opera

A Drone Opera viscerally explores the rapidly developing technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), colloquially known as drones, and their social and cultural impact. Artist Matthew Sleeth directs an experimental multimedia performance featuring drones, their pilots and opera singers, combined with a new sound score, laser light design and moving image.

Art Performance previously on at Experimenta in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 24 June 2015 to Tuesday 01 September 2015

A Drone Opera image

Published by anonymous on Thursday 25 June 2015.
Contact the publisher.

Audiences will experience this robotic technology first hand – feeling the drones’ air displacement and hearing their rotor sound – which will shift their knowledge of drones from political abstraction into an embodied experience in time and space.

Sleeth’s largest work to date, A Drone Opera also features an inspiring line-up of collaborators, including experimental artists Kate Richards, Robin Fox, Phil Samartzis and Susan Frykberg, lighting designer Bosco Shaw and choreographer Shelley Lasica.

Sleeth has also designed, built and programmed customised drones specifically for this performance.