David Gregory Wallace
HD Video 18:30

In "Friends, Family, Neighbors" at Royal Nonesuch Gallery May 31, 2013 through June 31, 2013.

My work engages the power structures of remote warfare, surveillance, and state violence by bringing them into contact with issues of vulnerability in both private and public spaces where people gather and go about their daily lives. Through public installations, video, sculpture, drawing, painting, and shadow puppetry, I intervene with the dominant narratives of war and power propagated by mainstream media, politicians, and the military/security industrial complex. “Friends, Family, Neighbors” utilizes 140 color slide portraits taken of over 50 people from my daily life. Portraits of my loved ones, co-workers, and neighbors are projected onto the front window of a gallery as a flock of shadow birds and a silhouette of a Predator drone move across their faces. My film “Predator” reflects on our shared complicity in the use of military drones as well our simultaneous vulnerability in a world where they have become ubiquitous.