Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes

Invisible Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes Invisible Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is Trevor Paglen s long awaited first photographic monograph Social scientist artist writer and provocateur Paglen has been exploring the secre

  • Title: Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes
  • Author: Trevor Paglen Rebecca Solnit
  • ISBN: 9781597111300
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Invisible Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is Trevor Paglen s long awaited first photographic monograph Social scientist, artist, writer and provocateur, Paglen has been exploring the secret activities of the U.S military and intelligence agencies the black world for the last eight years, publishing, speaking and making astonishing photographs As an artiInvisible Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is Trevor Paglen s long awaited first photographic monograph Social scientist, artist, writer and provocateur, Paglen has been exploring the secret activities of the U.S military and intelligence agencies the black world for the last eight years, publishing, speaking and making astonishing photographs As an artist, Paglen is interested in the idea of photography as truth telling, but his pictures often stop short of traditional ideas of documentation In the series Limit Telephotography, for example, he employs high end optical systems to photograph top secret governmental sites and in The Other Night Sky, he uses the data of amateur satellite watchers to track and photograph classified spacecraft in Earth s orbit In other works Paglen transforms documents such as passports, flight data and aliases of CIA operatives into art objects Rebecca Solnit contributes a searing essay that traces this history of clandestine military activity on the American landscape.

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    1. Trevor Paglen Rebecca Solnit

      Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.Paglen s visual work has been exhibited at Transmediale Festival, Berlin The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SFMOMA Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams the 2008 Taipei Biennial the Istanbul Biennial 2009, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, Modern Painters, Aperture, and Art Forum.Paglen has received grants and commissions from Rhizome, Art Matters, Artadia, and the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology.Paglen is the author of three books His first book, Torture Taxi On the Trail of the CIA s Rendition Flights co authored with AC Thompson Melville House, 2006 was the first book to systematically describe the CIA s extraordinary rendition program His second book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me Melville House, 2007 an examination of the visual culture of black military programs, was published in Spring 2008 His third book, Blank Spots on a Map, was published by Dutton Penguin in early 2009 In spring 2010, Aperture will publish a book of his visual work.Paglen holds a B.A from UC Berkeley, an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D in Geography from UC Berkeley.Paglen lives and works in Oakland, CA and New York City.

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    1. Turn to page 71, where there are pictures of two nearly identical patches for space shuttle mission STS-38. Each patch features two space shuttles, both pictured from head on, one on top of the other, with a sunburst behind each. The patch on the left has a white shuttle in front of a yellow sunburst on top, and a gray shuttle in front of a gray sunburst underneath. The patch on the right has the gray shuttle/sunburst on top and the white shuttle/yellow sunburst underneath. Here is Paglen's desc [...]


    2. A book to be discovered with an open mind. His visions of exposure are bit blurry. Unlike Frederic Chaubin who gives us a Christal clear look at the "Cosmic Communist Constructions" leaving nothing to a possible misinterpretation. Maybe on purpose, Paglen keeps us thinking and guessing. He leaves more questions open than giving us answers. Again, that is just my opinion.


    3. Anthropologist Carolyn Nordstrom, in her magisterial ethnography Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century, writes about how “the politics of invisibility” are not accidental: “it is created, and created for a reason… the modern state is as dependent on shadow economies and warzone profits as it is on keeping those dependencies invisible to formal reckoning.” This retrospective collection of Paglen’s photography – of military spacec [...]


    4. This collection of photographs represents part of the hidden operations of the US military: reconnaissance satellites, meteorological satellites, code names, unit patches. It requires a studied eye. Also, the contrast between the views provided by Pagan's camera at a modest distance and the sharply defined images taken by the satellites serves to suggest to the reader what the citizenry may know as opposed to what the government can discover, not a reassuring contrast, considering the all of the [...]


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