maybe not the same one?* – but see: Androne: or "semi-autonomous flying hurdy-gurdy" (after Tatlin) 2015 by Andrew Barco at ACRE | 10/23: what we don’t know // new work by ANAÏS DALY and ANDREW BARCO at Heaven
image thanks to Felicia Dale on Facebook - the piece is currently in a show at
Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
if this is correct (?) –
"Andrew Barco begins with a misunderstanding, and moves forward from the site of the error without attempting to resolve what has been misunderstood. Drawing from common knowledge and operating as an authority through the use of academic voice, Barco takes advantage of the conceptual disorder instigated by a polysemantic relationship. From this point he constructs objects in response to a world defined by an unstable history and fortified by his misinterpretation. In this instance two mechanical objects that exemplify the word drone become one—a Predator Drone and a Hurdy-gurdy. The resultant machine is a drone that drones. Barco uses the structure of a Predator drone, the design and purpose of which is remote operation that allows distance between the user and the execution of actual violence. Inside this structure is the mechanism of a Hurdy-gurdy, an instrument that requires the expertise of a present operator to make an ancient sound. This object created from his misinterpretation gives an opportunity to consider the history and application of both objects on a new scale."
this, to me, looks like another piece (but it comes with the same description) –
from: ACRE | 10/23: what we don’t know // new work by ANAÏS DALY and ANDREW BARCO at Heaven