1 00:00:05,800 --> 00:00:10,000 Planes seemed to have featured in various ways in a number of my works 2 00:00:10,440 --> 00:00:17,240 because they're one of these interesting infrastructures that increasingly we can see and track in various ways. 3 00:00:17,520 --> 00:00:22,640 The ‘Rainbow Plane’ project, which is another ongoing investigation, 4 00:00:22,640 --> 00:00:28,380 started with simply spending a lot of time on Google Maps and noticing these strange apparitions 5 00:00:28,660 --> 00:00:33,920 which appear to be planes kind of cut up into rainbows, into various colours. 6 00:00:34,000 --> 00:00:38,600 I was collecting them for a while as an example of where a technology had unintentionally 7 00:00:38,660 --> 00:00:41,000 produced something that was beautiful to the human eye. 8 00:00:41,000 --> 00:00:43,680 No one went out and said, ‘Make me beautiful rainbow planes’. 9 00:00:43,680 --> 00:00:48,800 Somehow in the way that we constructed technology, these images were produced that were to me incredibly beautiful. 10 00:00:49,000 --> 00:00:55,520 But after a while, I realised that actually through some of my other work and working directly with satellite imagery, 11 00:00:55,520 --> 00:00:58,360 I suddenly realised I understood how these images were produced, 12 00:00:58,360 --> 00:01:03,600 and I understood that it was done through the architecture of the sensors on satellites and so on and so forth. 13 00:01:03,720 --> 00:01:08,120 And what I was looking at was this kind of very specific artefact of the technology, 14 00:01:08,120 --> 00:01:12,480 and it was an example of one of these - an example of a glitch, right? 15 00:01:12,560 --> 00:01:16,760 But it's not a mistake, really. A mistake is the wrong way to characterise it. 16 00:01:16,760 --> 00:01:22,560 It's the result of a moment in which you see through into the underlying framework of the way things work. 17 00:01:23,720 --> 00:01:31,380 This is the installation of the ‘Rainbow Plane’ in Kiev. We drew a full-sized private jet. 18 00:01:31,380 --> 00:01:35,620 It's a Gulf Stream Five, which is one of the most popular flights, 19 00:01:35,620 --> 00:01:40,560 both for a kind of oligarch class locally and business people worldwide, 20 00:01:40,560 --> 00:01:43,720 and also the CIA for their rendition torture flights. 21 00:01:43,720 --> 00:01:48,820 So, there are these vast networks of power that converge on this particular air frame. 22 00:01:48,960 --> 00:01:56,780 And it's planes like this that I track often with tools like Flightradar24, which allows you to see all of the planes in flight, 23 00:01:56,780 --> 00:02:00,380 and to some extent look back at the history or to track them in various ways. 24 00:02:00,380 --> 00:02:05,480 Which is a fascinating way of learning who has the power to fly around these places. 25 00:02:05,480 --> 00:02:09,980 It was these tools I used to track the deportation flights from that particular project, 26 00:02:09,980 --> 00:02:16,940 because you can kind of learn a huge amount by digging into this kind of stuff. You can find particular private planes. 27 00:02:17,300 --> 00:02:20,480 You can see one here that's just coming from Zürich into Farnborough. 28 00:02:20,480 --> 00:02:23,520 You can quickly have a look at the registration on that plane, 29 00:02:23,720 --> 00:02:30,680 discover all kinds of information about it, discover the fact that it's a private airline based out of Saudi Arabia, 30 00:02:30,680 --> 00:02:36,380 so if that was the thing that you were interested in, then it's the kind of starting point to huge amounts of further investigation.