Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.
This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.
Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions.[audio:http://s3.amazonaws.com/media.lannan.org/podcasts/paglen-140319.mp3|artists=Lannan Readings and Conversations|titles=Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit]
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Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.