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Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes By Trevor Paglen Rebecca Solnit,

  • Title: Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes
  • Author: Trevor Paglen Rebecca Solnit
  • ISBN: 9781597111300
  • Page: 404
  • 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.
    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

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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 descript [...]

    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 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 spacecraft orbiting the Earth, [...]

    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 go [...]

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