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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, 19 March 2014 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 19, 2014.

Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit

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.

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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, Conversation, 19 March 2014 – Video

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.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Rebecca Solnit. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Trevor Paglen with Rebecca Solnit, Talk, 19 March 2014 – Video

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.

In this episode he is introduced by Rebecca Solnit and then talks. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Rebecca Solnit with Tom Engelhardt, 21 October 2009 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2009.

Rebecca Solnit is an activist, historian, and writer who lives in San Francisco. In her most recent book, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster, Solnit surveys disasters from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and shows that the typical response to calamity is spontaneous altruism, self-organization, and mutual aid, with neighbors and strangers calmly rescuing, feeding, and housing each other. In her book Wanderlust: A History of Walking, she takes her readers on a leisurely journey through the prehistory, history, and natural history of bipedal motion. Previous publications include Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender and Art; and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim and the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism). A contributing editor to Harper’s, she frequently writes for the political site Tomdispatch.com and occasionally for the London Review of Books and the (U.K.) Guardian. Solnit received a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction in 2003.

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