Thu 01 November
The Last Pictures – Talk by Trevor Paglen
Trevor Paglen is a visual artist who lives and works in New York. In this Talk, Trevor Paglen reflects on The Last Pictures and his artistic practice that deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.
In September 2012, a gold-plated shell encasing a small silicon disc, was affixed to the exterior of EchoStar XVI, a communications satellite, and then launched over twenty-two thousand miles into outer space. Designed by artist Trevor Paglen, the silicon disc is etched with 100 images that offer a visual mediation on space, time, the limits of knowledge and communication, and the representation of human civilizations. Working with leading philosophers, scientists, artists, and historians to develop this collection of images, Paglen offers a unique time capsule that he describes as a ‘meditation on the troubled intersections of human time and cosmological time’. The Last Pictures will remain the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit as one of civilization’s longest-lasting relics.
Co-presented with Creative Time
Entrance: 5,- / 3,- with discount