Art & Design

Artist Katja Novitskova: “Drones Are Dragons That Kill Innocent People”

Art & Design

Artist Katja Novitskova: “Drones Are Dragons That Kill Innocent People”

Approximation II, 2012
Innate Disposition, 2012
Win Win, 2012
Approximation III, 2013
Innate Disposition, 2012
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Name: Katja Novitskova
Age: 28
Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia
Currently resides: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Upcoming exhibitions: Group show curated by Anne de Vries at Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam; “Art of Living” at Valentin, Paris; group show curated by Lucy Chinen at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles

You once wrote, “Human ambition to own, display, and have access to [certain] artifacts reflects a deep evolutionary incentive to improve our chances for sexual reproduction and survival—by doing whatever it takes, even if it goes against the well-being of other species on this planet and puts our own existence at risk.” What artifact have you acquired to improve your chances of sexual reproduction?
The Samsung Galaxy S II.

What recent technological invention has increased global savagery?
Drones, because they’re essentially dragons that kill innocent people.

If you turned yourself into a cutout, where would be the best place to display it?
Home Depot.