Jules Spinatsch: Semiautomaticphotography

“Economically speaking, the transactions and values associated with perhaps what we may call “surrogate images” will inform society without society’s intervention into the process”.     The process by which images manifest their own destiny, exchange their own value within the larger network of artificial intelligence and non-human computation is in retrospect, going to be […]

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 […]

Jon Rafman – The 2018 Sobey Art Award

The work of Jon Rafman explores the impact of technology on contemporary consciousness, incorporating the rich vocabulary of virtual worlds to create poetic narratives that critically engage with the present. His recent solo exhibitions include Dream Journal ’16 – ’17, Sprüth Magers Berlin (2017); I Have Ten Thousand Compound Eyes and Each is Named Suffering, […]

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 […]

Trevor Paglen – The Last Pictures (2017)

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 […]

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 […]

Trevor Paglen at Metro Pictures (2013)

The Last Pictures Image 9: Migrants Seen by Predator Drone, U.S.-Mexico Border. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. Trevor Paglen  at Metro Pictures February 7 – March 9 2013 By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX NYC, February 2013 Trevor Paglen has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in geography from […]

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. […]