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Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:15 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library
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Thu, Apr 25, 7:15 PM [ALOUD]
Trevor Paglen

The Last Pictures


Paglen, a multi-disciplinary artist and scholar, spent five years interviewing scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers in order to curate a visual record of our contemporary historical moment. With scientists at MIT, he developed an ultra-archival disc, micro-etched with 100 photographs, that was launched into space last fall via satellite. The project, The Last Pictures, will remain in outer space slowly circling the Earth as a message to the future. Join us for a look into this modern time capsule.

Trevor Paglen is the author of five books, numerous articles on subjects such as future warfare, state secrecy, experimental geography, anthropogeomorphology, deep-time, and cave art, as well as being a widely exhibited visual artist.   His art work has been featured, among others,  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tate Modern,  The Walker Arts Center, the Istanbul Biennial 2009, and at numerous other solo and group exhibitions. In both his writing and art, Paglen aims to blur disciplinary and formal borders to construct unfamiliar ways of interpreting the world around us.


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Unless otherwise indicated, ALOUD programs take place at the Los Angeles Central Library's Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.