The group intervention In Drones We Trust! is an on-going project, which started in 2014 in the USA and Europe. With a minimal intervention on banknotes is inviting visitors to print political motives onto their money, choosing from three different motifs. ‘In Drones We Trust’ is a stamp of MQ1 Predator Drone. The drone was firstly fitted with cameras and later upgraded with firearms. The remotely piloted aircraft was used in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Siria, Libia, Somalia, Jemen, Iraq, Serbia and Bosnia. ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ was inspired by the image of raised hands, which is seen in demonstrations and uprisings against different forms of police violence against Afro-American men. ‘Sea Level Rising’ is with its sea motif warning about climate change and the rise of the sea level.
Joseph DeLappe has been working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance, sculpture and electromechanical installation have been shown widely throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began the project dead‐in‐iraq , to type consecutively, all names of America’s military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America’s Army first person shooter online recruiting game. More recently he developed the concept behind “Killbox”, an BAFTA-nominated interactive computer game about drone warfare created with the Biome Collective in Scotland.