Trevor Paglen – Artist and Geographer | 2017 MacArthur Fellow

Trevor Paglen is documenting the hidden operations of covert government projects and examining the ways that human rights are threatened in an era of mass surveillance. Trevor Paglen is a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Paglen earned a B.A. in 1998 from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002 from the School […]

Bare Life, Bare Tech: Richard Mosse’s Incoming

“Agamben’s ‘bare life’ is visualized through the refugees and migrants, desperate lives in search of a better future and for us, a potential vision of a dystopia where the extreme polarity between those of us inside and those outside is distinctly highlighted.”

Satoshi Fujiwara: This City on Rails, It Pivots Relentlessly

”The whole city though I am only in a neighborhood seems capable of changing its face as I am carried through it offering possibilities for omni-architectural and urban planning on rails”. I have this repeating dream in which I am in an urban environment not dissimilar to Berlin. The buildings have a late nineteenth century […]

INTERNET GOTHIC in Doug Rickard’s ‘N.A.’

 XZc7w, 2011 @ Doug Rickard   Horrorcore, a sort of contemporary American gothic, with all the inherent inversion of values.   INTERNET GOTHIC and Transcendentalism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 In the preface of National Anthem Doug Rickard quotes Walt Whitman; in the coda he quotes Woodie Guthrie. […]

Trevor Paglen offers a Glimpse of America’s Vast Surveillance Infrastructure

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) With a 2013 budget request of approximately $10.8 billion, the NSA is the second-largest agency in the U.S. intelligence community. It is headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland.   By Trevor Paglen My intention is to expand the visual vocabulary we use to “see” the U.S. intelligence community. Although the organizing logic […]

Chernobyl by Drone

  Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl   Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The […]

New Frontiers with Doug Rickard and Joshua Chuang (2013)

Artist talk with Doug Rickard and Yale curator Joshua Chuang. The Photographic Universe II brings together a range of leading practitioners, scientists, theoreticians, historians, and philosophers to consider and reflect on current discussions in photography at a pivotal moment in its history. The unique format of the conference will consist of one-on-one conversations between two […]