Artists Install a Drone Sculpture at Obama's Alma Mater: CREATIVE TIME REPORTS

This March, the California-based socially engaged art collective Finishing School, along with the artists Matt Fisher and Nadia Afghani, installed We Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Dust on the campus of Occidental College. The project centered on the fabrication of a full-scale foam and steel model of an MQ-1B Predator drone, an aircraft used chiefly for offensive operations by the CIA and U.S. Air Force in the Waziristan tribal areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and countless other locations that have yet to be publicly identified. The chalk-white sculpture was positioned in a courtyard at Occidental, underscoring the connection of the school's most famous former student, President Barack Obama, with the drone warfare program.

Read the full interview between Finishing School and Creative Time Reports Editor Marisa Mazria Katz here: http://creativetimereports.org/2014/05/01/editors-letter-may-2014-marisa-mazria-katz-finishing-school-artists-build-drone-at-president-obama-alma-mater-occidental/

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