This is an initial list of researchers working in the field of military drawing, surveillance and panoramic sketching. Contact me if you want to add names of fellow researchers: email@example.com
Isabella Streffen is an artist based in the UK, where she is
finalising her doctoral research into military visioning technologies
and their use in fine art practice. She works across media to examine
and respond to fundamental problems of politics, perception, technology
and narrative. She has a particular fascination with and feeling for
contested sites, performing a kind of intellectual fieldwork that
engages with the conditions of a particular culture, place and
world-view to throw light on their origins and consequences.
Her works often start somewhere between image and text, but rarely
stay there, transforming into intriguing and frustrating structures,
barely perceptible interruptions, large-scale installations and
temporary public realm performances and events. Recent projects include Dead Reckoning, a geo-caching game developed with professional snipers; The Enlistment, a performance examining collective responsibility in war; The Old Razzle Dazzle, a video work that questions the relationship between ‘beauty’, ‘nature’, and ‘art’ at Monet’s Garden in Giverny; and Hawk & Dove, a video installation created with remote-controlled zeppelins in the heart of the American political establishment.
Architectural and Great War historian currently reading for a
PGCert in Architectural History at Birkbeck College, University of
His website http://geometryofsleep.blogspot.com/
--> is an exploration of the cemeteries and memorials of The Great War
1914-1918. He examines the design and atmosphere of these silent cities and is currently researching the work of William Newton, designer of the 47th Division Memorial at High Wood on the Somme.