Canada | 02:40 | 2018
“bearing” composes Google 360° Sphere photographs from Yemen with recorded data from over 327 US military drone attacks in Yemen between 2002 to 2018. These records were further researched according to their geographic location. Each region of attack with its longitude and latitude is then remapped to a planar image that is used to create the image sphere. Hence, the camera reveals the rotational coordinates and timing of each attack, visualizing the 17-year period into about 2 and a 1/2 minutes of animation. The images from Yemen are assembled according to their time of day and weather and place within a synchronized spin of yearly revolution. A central mirror-like sphere also indicates the severity of each attack according to its size and is locked in the relation to the camera. The images date from 2016 to 2018 and depict various regions and cities within Yemen, areas of everyday common interest, a kind of geographic snapshot of the country which for the most part do not necessarily depict results of civil war or drone strikes in the country.