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INVISIBLE: COVERT OPERATIONS AND CLASSIFIED LANDSCAPES
Trevor Paglen, with an essay by Rebecca Solnit

Aperture Foundation, 2010
Hardcover
160 pages
colour & b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9781597111300

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The work of Trevor Paglen, inveterate artist, writer, and "experimental geographer", deliberately blurs the lines between contemporary art, journalism, and social science to depict what is hidden from view by U.S. military and intelligence organisations.

Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes is the first survey of Paglen's art-work. In it, he explores "the limits of the visible world, the nature of evidence, and the fuzzy and contradictory relationship between vision, imaging, knowing, belief and truth".

Paglen uses an array of tactics to depict both what can be seen and what cannot. Ultimately, his explorations point to the historic relationship between photography and domination and reveal fascination and harrowing truths along the way.


 

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