The Geology of Attention
Jacques Rancière wrote: 'To be a spectator is to be separated from both the capacity to know and the power to act.' Yearlong, hundreds of people wait in anticipation, armed with camouflage, scanners and cameras upon the mountainsides of the area known as The Mach Loop. The area is enlisted by both the Royal Air Forces and US Air Forces fast jets for tactical low fly training, descending as low as 250 ft. The domination and management of the domestic landscape through this military spectacle facilitates a relocation of the battlefield. Through the separation of beauty and terror, The Geology of Attention questions our responsibility as individuals to the actions of our nations and its relation to the sublime spectacle.
Chris Athanasiou • Alexander Fell • Anna Hammer • Sam Hardwick • Amy Kerridge • Mary Perez • Daniel Winslade • Anna Ziko •