Artist Talk: Trevor Paglen on The Last Pictures
Inspired in part by ancient cave paintings, nuclear waste warning signs, and Carl Sagan’s Golden Records of the 1970s, artist/geographer Trevor Paglen has developed a collection of one hundred images that have been etched onto an ultra-archival, golden silicon disc. The disc, commissioned by Creative Time and developed with researchers at MIT, will then be sent into orbit onboard the Echostar XVI satellite in Fall 2012, as both a time capsule and a message to the future. In conjunction with this project Creative Time and California University Press published an accompanying book The Last Pictures.
Copies of the publication will be available for sale and following Paglen’s talk there will be a book-signing reception.