Artist Talk: Trevor Paglen's The Last Pictures
Artist and geographer Trevor Paglen spent four years interviewing scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, and artists about the profound contradictions that characterize contemporary civilizations. He collected one hundred images inspired by questions about the relationships among vision, knowledge, and power, the limits and possibilities of language, and our relationship to nature and the ways we try to control it. The Last Pictures, a project presented by Creative Time, is a multimedia performance/lecture chronicling a project intended to explain to someone—at some point in the distant future, long after the traces of human civilization have disappeared—what happened to the people who built a ring of derelict spacecraft around earth.
Paglen is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects such as future warfare, state secrecy, experimental geography, anthropogeomorphology, deep-time, and cave art. Paglen holds a BA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Paglen lives and works in New York.
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