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OP VISIBILITY MACHINES: HARUN FAROCKI AND TREVOR PAGLEN. Niels Van Tomme. Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, 2013. Published 2014. Issues in Cultural Theory, 17. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 160 pp. with 89 ills. (78 col.). 25 x 17 cm. LC 2014-931699 ISBN 9781890761196 In English.
Publisher's description: Visibility Machines explores the unique roles that German filmmaker, video artist and author Harun Farocki (born 1944) and American artist and author Trevor Paglen (born 1974) play as meticulous observers of global military operations. Investigating forms of surveillance, espionage and weaponry, Farocki and Paglen both examine the clandestine ways in which military activities transform and politicize our relationship to images and the realities they appear to represent. The publication initiates critical questions about the crucial part images play in revealing essential but largely concealed information affecting civilian life. It contains a number of newly commissioned essays by esteemed scholars who approach the work from diverse thematic perspectives, in addition to texts by Farocki and Paglen, as well as three exclusive visual essays exploring themes emerging from a dialogue between their work.
Artist(s):Farocki, Harun; Paglen, Trevor
Indexing: Western, Europe — Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, United States — Post-2000 — Photography, Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 73,75
Worldwide Number: 082448
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