Since the use of flying drones in military operations became widely known in the mid-2000s, artists have been attracted to this technology that makes it possible to disconnect the gaze from the body and see the world from the perspective of an all-seeing eye. Drones are the common name for unmanned, remote-controlled or self-guided aircraft, and the technology has mainly been used for military surveillance and precision bombing. In recent years, there has also been a marked increase in interest in drones for civilian, commercial use. According to Klassekampen, 35 drones have been sold in Norway since 000. There are many uses for civilian life: from the film industry to rescue operations and monitoring of national parks. The most euphoric technology advocates have described a future where everything from mailings from companies like Amazon and DHL to take-away pizza will come via the air.
So far, however, the artistic and documentary treatments of drones have been mainly military. . .