Predator Sublime

Predator 5

I’ve just had the pleasure of looking at and placing Brooklyn based artist Joy Garnett’s predator series of paintings to illustrate John Armitage’s chapter on aerial aesthetics and Virilio for our From Above edited collection to be published later this year by Hurst/OUP. John’s is a really rich and fascinating exploration of  Virilio’s consideration of aerial perspectives, film and technology. The paintings are wonderful and help me visualise and think through the kinds of issues i’ve been working on around atmospheres and security in relation to the strange effects of abstraction and immersion, distance and intimacy that scholars like Derek Gregory have been exploring. John and Joy discuss some of these themes and others in a revealing interview for Cultural Politics here.

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