BIT Plane

1999 | 00:13:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Future, Politics, Surveillance

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BIT Plane is a highly compact spy plane, wingspan 20 inches, radio-controlled, video-instrumented and deployed over areas of scenic interest. Due to its refined dimensions, BIT plane is able to enter territory inaccessible to other aircraft. Pioneering flight: in an aerial reconnaissance over the Silicon Valley, California 1997, BIT plane flew solo and undetected into the glittering heartland of the Information Age. Video generated in this exercise includes footage retrieved over no-camera zones Apple, Lockheed, Nasa Ames, Netscape, Xerox Parc, Interval Research, Atari, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Yahoo, SGI, Sun Microsystems.

Prizes + Awards

First Prize. 2001 ZKM Independent Media Art Award

Exhibitions + Festivals

Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2000

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2001

WRO Videoart Biennale, 2001

Dallas Video Festival, 2001

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2001

Images Festival of Independant Film and Video (Canada), 2003