A Drone Opera
Australian artist Matthew Sleeth’s A Drone Opera is a sensory experience that provokes questions about modern surveillance technology and mankind’s complex relationship with technology. It will occupy the entire central gallery at Kew’s Lyon Housemuseum Galleries for two weeks in March.
The multi-channel cinematic installation was created with opera singers, custom-built drones and laser set design. Experience it on two 66-panel LED screens, which will be mounted on trusses and displayed as sculptural objects. Giant speaker stacks will amplify the sound.
After experiencing the work, join in on panel discussions on how tools such as facial recognition, autonomous vehicles and computer-aided design have changed our urban landscape and the way we interact with each other.
On the final night, percussionist Nat Grant and guitarist Dave Brown will give a live performance to accompany the installation.
Tickets are available online or at the door.