Alum Trevor Paglen at mono.klub

02 Feb, 2018

Alum Trevor Paglen at mono.klub

Trevor Paglen spoke at mono.klub #52 in Berlin at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, with the director Krist Gruijthuijsen. The event was in celebration of the mono.kulture issue featuring Paglen, mono.kultur #44 Trevor Paglen: The Edge of Tomorrow.

From the website:

‘For me my works are almost like what a star is to a constellation. They are points or particulates within a larger story,’ says American artist Trevor Paglen in our current issue mono.kultur #44. And indeed, there are few artists whose work is as deeply embedded in current matters of concern, questioning the impact of technology, economy, military or politics on the human condition. Trevor Paglen likes talking about those larger stories, and we certainly love to listen.

Trevor Paglen and Krist Gruijthuijsen, director of the esteemed KW Institute for Contemporary Art, discuss Paglen’s latest cycle of works and research into the hidden worlds of machine vision. For almost ten years, Paglen has been studying computer recognition programs and how machines are learning to ’see’, and how these developments interact with our daily lives. His research has led to a new body of what he calls ‘invisible images’, generated entirely by Artifical Intelligence systems – but of course, those are only particulates within a larger story.