Making Invisible Airspace Visible
How we perceive the rights of our space is questioned by Nelly Ben Hayoun and Dr. Allison J. Williams in their latest project.
We recently wrote about how Hertzian air space, the air space that used to broadcast television signals, will be privatized — to dismay of many pirate TV broadcaster's with often anti-mainstream media ethos. In another project that looks to engage with the politics of space and ephemera, Nelly Ben Hayoun and Dr. Allison J. Williams have created Airspace Activism, which involves a series of investigations of the UK military's use of air space.
While the first piece of the investigation resulted in the Theater of Air film in which pilots explain their conception of 3D space out of 2D renderings, the collaborators have moved on to address the activism and sousveillance aspect with a wind farm and “acoustic locators”: