The Shadow Drone Project

The Shadow Drone Project began as a collaboration between choreographer Charles Linehan and Lithuanian aerial photographer Karolis Janulis, filming planned and unplanned events in civic and natural environments from an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Shot in morning or late afternoon sunshine, the aerial viewpoint offers a unique cinematic perspective of dynamic patterning, where shadows of people and objects are sometimes revealed to be more present than their actual form.

The film also deliberately identifies with the same viewpoint as surveillance techniques that cross legal and national borders, occupying the same downward gaze, but set apart from its violent and military context.