Trevor Paglen Interview: The Meaning of an Image

“Images are incredibly strange things that have no inherent meaning at all.” “Images are incredibly strange things that have no inherent meaning at all.” In this video, the American “ground-breaking investigative artist” Trevor Paglen discusses the significance of images, which he considers opportunities to think about how the world is changing. We all carry our […]

Alessandro Calabrese: A Failed Entertainment

“That is to speculate that the authorship of the single complete image may well have been limited to the artist, but its circumferential acclimatization in book form have enabled a second tier retro-authorship of said generated images. They become meta-appropriations in a sense.”

Trophy Camera: A New Fear of Organizing Principals

“The AI eventually begins making decisions based on the data analyzed and begins to wade through the torrent of images available in its repository selecting successful images for a hierarchy or production and re-distribution of usefulness within the sets of codes previously implied”

Yokota/Takizawa/Kametani: 100 Bilder/100 Seizures

“The impure spectacle of such visions are entitled to the epileptic alone though the corroboration of these events can be described by other seizure subscribers partially as “primordial” for lack of cohesive unanimous declaration”

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.”

Tony Oursler’s ‘template/variant/friend/stranger’ at Lisson Gallery

VIE, 2014 Wood, mounted photo print, monitors and media player 262 x 192 x 58 cm   The pantomime of big brother and the historical imperative to map individuality of the face for data usage comes at a time when our rights towards privacy and state sponsored collecting of data become a Orwellian theatre of […]

Trevor Paglen – “The Last Pictures” (2013)

Project Information: creativetime.org/projects/the-last-pictures/ Since 1963, more than eight hundred spacecraft have been launched into geosynchronous orbit, forming a man-made ring of satellites around the Earth. These satellites are destined to become one of the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly floating through space long after every trace of humanity has disappeared from the planet. Trevor Paglen’s […]

Jon Rafman – “You, The World and I” (2012)

When Orpheus’ beloved Eurydice dies, he cajoles his way into the underworld with his musical charms and his lyre. Wanting her but not her shade, he cannot forbear looking back to physically see her and so loses her forever. In this modern day Orphean tale, an anonymous narrator also desperately searches for a lost love. […]